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Samuel MandaProf Samuel OM Manda
Chief Specialist Statistician

Tel: +27 12 339 8518

Interest areas: Methodological research: Bayesian and nonparametric statistics; joint modelling of longitudinal and recurrent-events data and multivariate spatial statistics. Application research: Maternal and child health outcomes in Africa; TB, HIV/AIDS and vascular disease outcomes; and mortality data in South Africa and the sub-Saharan Africa.

Steve OlorunjuDr Steve Olorunju
Specialist Statistician

Tel: +27-12-3398553

Interest areas: Experimental Designs: Clinical and Cluster Randomized Trials; Analysis of Complex Surveys; Environmental Health; Drug trials, Family Health, Drug Use and abuse; Lecturing and Supervision of students.

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Charl Janse van RensburgCharl Janse van Rensburg

Tel: +27 12 339 8529

Interest areas:  Utilising Big Data in healthcare; Bayesian and nonparametric statistics; bioinformatics; multilevel modelling.

Tshifhiwa M Nkwenika Tshifhiwa M Nkwenika 
Junior Statistician

Tel: +27-12-339 8519

Interest areas: Logistic regression and Discriminant analysis modelling, clinical  randomized trails.

emilyEmily Gomes
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