Dr. Agnes Kiragga (PhD, Statistics, Makerere University)

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My brief biography

Dr. Agnes Kiragga is the Head of Statistics and Data Management Unit, and research scientist at the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) at the Makerere University College of Health Sciences (MakCHS). She is an honorary Senior Lecturer in the Department of Medicine at MakCHS and the secretary of the International Biometric Society – Uganda region. She received her doctorate degree in statistics from the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, School of Public Health at Makerere University, with joint supervision from the School of Statistics at Indiana University, USA.

Her doctoral studies focused on the challenges of using routinely collected HIV data for research and used advanced statistical methodology to address biases in HIV observational clinical databases. She has considerable experience in handling large and longitudinal datasets and has supported analyses using large regional and international HIV cohort databases. She has also supported several clinical studies ranging from randomized clinical trials, observational studies and clinical diagnostics studies. She is well published and has contributed to the body of scientific evidence. Her main areas of research interest are in applied statistics, Public Health,
implementation sciences and applied clinical research.