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Aneth Kalinjuma

Ifakara Health Institute

Country: Tanzania

Institution: Ifakara Health Institute

Area of Research: Loss to follow-up among HIV-positive persons enrolled in HIV care and treatment center, nutrition outcomes in HIV-infected persons on antiretroviral treatment, vitamin D and pregnancy outcomes and placental malaria outcomes


Bio:

Aneth is a Biostatistician working with the Chronic Disease Clinic of Ifakara (CDCI) under the Interventions and Clinical Trials Department at IHI. Her background is in statistics with over ten-years of working experience in nutrition survey methodology at National and sub-National levels and HIV and TB research. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Statistics from the University of Dar-es-Salaam and an Msc. in Statistics (Biostatistics)from Hasselt University in Belgium. She was a postdoctoral research fellow in nutrition and pediatric infectious diseases under the Global Infectious Diseases (GID) program at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in the department of Global Health and Population (GHP).
She has previously worked as a Research Assistant (Statistics) at Tanzania Food and Nutrition Center (TFNC) where she was responsible for nutrition research methodology, data processing and analysis and reporting of national and sub-national surveys involving nutrition. Aneth has also worked at the Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) as a Research Scientist responsible for data management and statistics of the Kilombero and Ulanga Antiretroviral Cohort (KIULARCO) embedded in HIV care and treatment center of St. Francis Referral Hospital at Ifakara, Morogoro, Tanzania. Since then she has participated in various research studies involving KIULARCO database for HIV positive persons in rural, Tanzania. She has skills in data management and statistical analysis for cross-sectional data, longitudinal data, survival data, handling missing data for both cross-sectional and survival data. Further, she is trained on anthropometry measurements for children under five (weight and height), nutrition assessment and surveillance, food and nutrition security monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment, modeling infectious diseases, service provision assessment survey data analysis. Her research interest includes loss to follow-up among HIV-positive persons enrolled in HIV care and treatment center, nutrition outcomes (mainly anthropometry measurements) in HIV-infected persons on antiretroviral treatment, vitamin D and pregnancy outcomes and placental malaria outcomes in pregnant women. Aneth has co-authored 13 articles in international journals, with major role being study idea development, leading statistician and/or data management.