Associate Professor Kennedy Otwombe
Kennedy Otwombe (PhD), is an Associate Professor in the School of Public Health and the lead Statistician at the Perinatal HIV Research Unit (PHRU), University of the Witwatersrand. He has several years’ experience working as a research statistician across HIV and tuberculosis (TB) treatment and prevention studies as well as social behavioral research in adolescents. He collaborates with several research networks including the HIV Vaccine Trial Network (HVTN) and Paediatric European Network of AIDS (PENTA) and the EPPICAL consortium in Europe and the Medical Research Council Clinical Trial Unit in London amongst others.
Kennedy is currently involved in two COVID-19 studies in South Africa as a lead statistician to test a new medication and the pathways of the disease. Additionally, he teaches biostatistics at the School of Public Health at the University of the Witwatersrand and supervises and examines postgraduate research projects. He currently holds a research grant for modeling of pooled TB samples from the Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA) where he was a fellow and is a member of the University Council of the Amref International University in Kenya.