Sylvia Muyingo
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Principal Investigator
Sylvia holds a PhD in Biometry from the University of Tampere in Finland, a Masters in Medical Statistics from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK as a Tropical Epidemiology Fellow, and a BSc in (Economics) Statistics from Makerere University, Uganda. Prior to joining APHRC she worked as a Statistician at the Medical Research Council/London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in Uganda involved in design and analysis of Clinical trials and observational studies of HIV treatment and care. From 2008-2012, She worked as a Researcher in the Biometry Group at the University of Tampere, Finland, funded by Academy of Finland and led the development of innovative methods for analyzing medication adherence with application to resource limited settings. Her work includes the design and application of statistical and data science tools to clinical and epidemiological studies in Africa to improve lives in communities we live in, promoting equitable and responsible data access, use as well as evidence decision making. In the last 3 years her research work has focused on the application of novel statistics and data science tools to understand health disparities and outcomes in research, knowledge translation and developing population health metrics in the WHO AFRO region and the AI4D Global South projects.