Agnes Kiragga
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Dr. Kiragga is a Research Scientist and Technical Lead Data Science under the Data Science and Evaluation unit at the African Population Health Research Council in Nairobi, Kenya. Dr. Kiragga leads the INSPIRE secretariat at APHRC. She previously worked as the Head of Statistics and data management at the Infectious Diseases Institute, College of Health Sciences at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda. She has a PhD in applied statistics from Makerere University/Indiana University, USA and a Post-Doctoral certificate from a fellowship at Johns Hopkins University, USA. Her doctoral studies focused on use of routine observational data and the use of causal methodology and methods of missing data imputation and their impact on HIV and other health outcomes. She is the current chair for the Representative Council of the International Biometric Society and is dedicated to mentorship and expansion of biometry and data analysis capacity in Africa. She has over 15 years’ experience handling large, diverse non-conventional and conventional data including longitudinal population cohorts in Africa. She leads data and methodology work on a formative phase of the Africa Population Cohort Consortium and has spearheaded data management and analytics cores for multi-country research projects in Cancer and HIV. are hinged on the need to leverage the advance in big-data analytics, data science and artificial intelligence tools to tackle public health and lifestyle diseases that hinder the achievement of the SDGs in Africa. She supports the use and re-use of large data sources and development of Common Data Models (CDMs) that support data sharing and application of novel data science techniques to improve public health in Africa.