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Honorary Research Associate

PhD (Biostatistics)

Dr Susan Rumisha is a Senior Research Officer and a biostatistician working in the field of public health and infectious disease epidemiology. She has over 15 years of experience in designing and conducting high quality malaria and health system research. She obtained her doctorate in Bayesian spatio-temporal modeling of malaria transmission and mortality in Africa, at University of Basel and the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Switzerland in 2011. She has expertise in building statistical models and applying analytical techniques to big data.

Dr Rumisha works with the Malaria Atlas Project (formerly at the Big Data Institute, University of Oxford, UK) now with Telethon Kids Institute in Perth, Australia, where she leads spatial-temporal modelling of effective treatment with antimalarials against Plasmodium falciparum for estimation of malaria incidence, prevalence and mortality globally. Previously, she worked with the National Institute for Medical Research, Tanzania, of which she still holds strong links. In collaboration with other researchers, Dr Rumisha has co-authored a book chapter and published several articles in peer-reviewed journals.

Dr Rumisha interest is to apply advanced and modern statistical approaches to data from surveys, researches and routine health surveillance systems to generate evidence to guide decision-making processes in public health practice, policy formulation and health systems performance, at national, regional and global level.