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Wema Mtika

Researcher in Medical Statistics/Epidemiology/Data Science

Wema is a Researcher in Medical Statistics/Epidemiology/Data Science. She is currently involved in a study assessing the uptake, safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccinations in pregnant women using the QResearch database, a systematic review and meta-analysis aimed at quantifying disparities in Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) prescribing in the UK, and a study describing ethnic and social disparities in the proportion of women of menopausal age in the UK who develop health outcomes such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, and osteoporosis due to HRT use.

Prior to this work, Wema conducted research at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Her work included investigating racial and educational disparities in maternal mortality in Brazil (2010-2021), studying socioeconomic factors linked to dengue case fatality in a Brazilian cohort, and contributing to a systematic review on the intersection of race, gender, and socioeconomic markers in tuberculosis mortality.

Wema has led a research programme in Africa, Latin America, and Asia called Applying Research to Policy and Practice for Health (ARCH) through the University of Oxford’s Global Health Network. Her research in Malawi focused on water and sanitation, HIV/AIDS, and Hepatitis B.

Wema spends her free time mentoring those interested in postgraduate programmes. Her interests are infectious disease epidemiology, health determinants, and maternal, neonatal, and child health.