CESAR has welcomed a research specialist with advanced biostatistics and epidemiology skills to its Research Department.

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1 March 2020

Dr Khumbo Shumba, Research Specialist

CESAR’s research team is excited to welcome Dr Khumbo Shumba in the position of a Senior Researcher. He is a research specialist with advanced biostatistics and epidemiology skills, combined with over 8 years work experience in project design, management, and monitoring and evaluation. He has obtained a Bachelor of Medicine from the University of Malawi and is currently completing his Master of Science degree in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Witwatersrand.

He currently works as a Senior Researcher at CESAR and plays an important role in facilitating training and capacity building activities offered to clients. He also serves as our research consultant with his broad base of experience in research analytics, data visualisation and advanced scientific report writing skills.

Before joining CESAR, he worked as a Researcher with Wits Health consortium where his key roles included research project data management, research conceptualisation, literature review, data analysis and synthesis, and dissemination of the analysis findings of designated research project outcomes. He also has a wide experience in health systems since he took up a health managerial role at the Ministry of Health in Malawi for over 3 years, making him quite resourceful in all health-related research.

After hours, he is a cinephile, and enjoys reading scientific articles.

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