Four doctoral students in the School graduated in July 2023

25 Jul 2023
PhD graduation 2023
25 Jul 2023

Congratulations to Mmamapudi Kubjane (Epidemiology and Biostatistics Division), Thokozile Malaba (Epidemiology and Biostatistics Division), and Eleanor Whyle (Health Policy and Systems Division) and Tracey Naledi (registered in Department of Medicine with co-supervision in Public Health Medicine) on graduating with their PhDs on Friday 21 July at UCT.

Mmamapudi’s thesis title: “Modelling the South African tuberculosis epidemic: The effect of HIV, sex differences, and the impact of interventions”

Mmamapudi Kubjane & Leigh Johnson

Thoko’s thesis title: “Methodological considerations related to the epidemiologic study of birth outcomes: Maternal ART use and adverse birth outcomes

Thoko Malaba & Landon Myer

Eleanor’s thesis title: “Health systems and social values: The case of the South African health system

Eleanor & HPS colleagues

Tracey’s thesis title: “A novel cash-plus intervention to safeguard sexual reproductive health and HIV vulnerabilities in young women in Cape Town, South Africa”

Group with Tracey Naledi (front middle)

This is a wonderful achievement.  Well done to all of them!

These achievements attest to the growing strength and popularity of the School’s doctoral programme, which has 90 students pursuing their research in the various fields of public health.

A special thank you to Assoc. Prof Lucia Knight (Programme Convenor) and Mrs Latiefa Adams (Programme Administrator) for running this programme in the School and to all the supervisors in the various divisions of the School and beyond for their academic contributions and mentorship of these students.