Dr. Michael Mahande

Dr. Michael Mahande

Senior Lecturer Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Research Methodology

I have a Master of Public Health (Epidemiology & Biostatistics-major) from Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College (Tanzania) and a Ph.D. in Epidemiology and Applied Biostatistics from the University of Bergen (Norway).

I am currently working at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University as a senior lecturer (Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Research Methodology) for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. I also supervise masters and Ph.D. students’ projects and consultancies.

Previously, I worked with CARITAS –Dar es Salaam Archdiocese as a project coordinator based in Mafia district (Tanzania) (2001-2002); Research and Project Coordinator with Kilimanjaro Centre for Community ophthalmology (2003-2006) and project manager Mwanza Intervention Trial Unit (2007). Throughout these periods I acquired skills in project planning and implementation as well as project monitoring and evaluation. I have a worth of experience from both training and community-oriented projects which equipped me with skills and competence in data management and analysis for large projects as well as research methods. My main research area is in maternal health and perinatal epidemiology, especially family planning, pregnancy outcomes, and associated complications to mention a few.

Over 7 years of working experience with health systems in developing countries (research, planning, monitoring & evaluation). I worked in research and evaluations involving Sexual and Reproductive health (Family planning, emergency obstetric care, postnatal care). I have published over 60 papers in peer-reviewed journals. Michael J Mahande.

PI for sub-Saharan Africa Consortium for Advanced Biostatistician (SSACAB) project (2016-2020); funded by Wellcome Trust (http://www.ssacabt.co.za/).

Co-PI for Training Health Researchers into Vocational Excellence (THRiVE) project (2016-2020), funded by the Wellcome Trust. (http://www.ssacabt.co.za/)