Dr Chukwudi Nnaji
Divisison of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
School of Public Health and Family Medicine
Chukwudi Nnaji is a Nigerian medical doctor, with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree. He completed his Master of Public Health (MPH) study at the University of Cape Town – with distinction in 2018, and now studying towards a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Public Health at the Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (RSTMH) and currently working as an adjunct Senior Scientist/Epidemiologist at Cochrane South Africa, based at the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC), Cape Town.
His research interests are in the areas of evidence based medicine, infectious disease epidemiology, vaccinology and vaccine implementation science. His PhD research aims to use multilevel analytical approaches to evaluate the burden, as well as individual-level and contextual enablers of missed opportunities for vaccination; while using the findings to design context-tailored quality improvement strategies for addressing identified missed opportunities for vaccination. He is supervised by Prof. Charles Wiysonge, Associate Prof. Maia Lesosky and Dr Duduzile Ndwandwe.