Mmamapudi Kubjane

February 26, 2018

Mmamapudi completed her MPH in 2016, her thesis sought to understand the epidemiology of diabetes in a high tuberculosis and HIV context Khayelitsha, South Africa. She was also involved in a study that determined the association between TB and diabetes. (odds ratio 2.4; 95% confidence interval 1.3–4.3) in a study population with high HIV prevalence (64%) (1). Building on her MPH work, she is currently working on her PhD project that seeks to understand the effect of diabetes, HIV and household overcrowded living conditions on the South African TB epidemic. She will develop an individual-based model to represent TB dynamics in South Africa. The model will be used to: a) understand and explain the observed gender and age differences in TB; b) assess how effective current TB control interventions have been in reducing TB incidence in South Africa up to the current time c) determine the population attributable burden of tuberculosis due to HIV, diabetes, and household overcrowded living conditions; and d) evaluate the potential impact of current TB control interventions that target to reduce HIV, diabetes and household overcrowding in addition to current TB control interventions