Mrs Leah Schrubbe
Research Degree Student
I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Global Health and Development, Faculty of Public Health and Policy. I hold an MSc in Reproductive and Sexual Health Research from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a BA in Psychology from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I have a decade of experience in research management and implementation, including several years of global health experience in Sub-Saharan Africa. My expertise is in HIV, reproductive health, and maternal and child health research.
My doctoral research focuses on the intersection of HIV and gender-based violence among pregnant and postpartum women in Sub-Saharan Africa. My work will examine the epidemiology of mother-to-child transmission of HIV among pregnant and postpartum women in Sub-Saharan Africa and the impact of violence against women. In addition, I will answer critical questions on changes in violence before, during, and after pregnancy and its impact on prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV.