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University of Namibia

Biochemistry and microbiology

Bach Street, Windhoek, Namibia

Research Interests

tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, infectious diseases, clinical epidemiology, implementation science


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Words of Wisdom

It is better to be good than to be original. Mies van der Rohe

(my paraphrase: first be good, then be original)


I am a medical doctor and an epidemiologist with extensive research experience in infectious diseases that disproportionately affect poor people. I am fascinated by challenging questions that require a transdisciplinary approach, and I love engaging with experts from other scientific domains to flesh out hypotheses, conceptual frameworks and potential solutions. I am also a strong believer in public engagement and try to work closely with community members and other non-scientists.