Medical/Professional background

since May 2022

wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter in der Sektion Infektions- und Tropenmedizin

since July 2021

Independent consultant at Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Research Associate, Desmond Tutu TB Centre
Research Fellow, DSI-NRF Centre of Excellence in Epidemiological Modelling and
Analysis (SACEMA), Faculty of Science

February 2019 – June 2021

Senior Researcher at Stellenbosch University, South Africa
SACEMA, Faculty of Science & Desmond Tutu TB Centre, Dept. of Paediatrics
and Child Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (joint appointment)

January 2017 – June 2018

Researcher (Ph.D.) at Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Desmond Tutu TB Centre, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

January 2015 – December 2016

DFG Research Fellow at Yale School of Public Health (Yale University), United States
Department: Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases, Advisor: Ted Cohen

January 2014 – December 2014

Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School (Harvard University), United States
Division of Global Health Equity, Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Advisor: Ted Cohen

Scientific background

April 2014 – November 2017

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, South Africa

"Mathematical modelling to project the impact of interventions targeted to previously treated individuals on the trajectory of the tuberculosis epidemic in high tuberculosis prevalend settings"


Approbation als Arzt

"Epidemiology and control of tuberculosis in the Russion Federation - Analysis and evaluation of routine data on the basis of standards and recommendations of the World Health Organization"

September 2008 – November 2009

Master of Science in Epidemiology (M. Sc.)

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK

2001 – 2007

Studium der Humanmedizin an der Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin  und

Friedrich Schiller-Universität Jena



National Research Foundation South Africa rating: Y1
Description: A young researcher (within 5 years from PhD) who is recognised by all reviewers as having the potential (demonstrated by research products) to establish him/herself as a researcher.


Travel Award, TB Modelling and Analysis Consortium (TB MAC),
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK


Publication Award, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences,
Stellenbosch University, South Africa


Research Exchange Scholarship, International Disease Dynamics and Data (I3D) Research Scholars Exchange Program, United States


Presentation Award, Department of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases, Yale School of Public Health, United States


2001 – 2007

Scholarship, German Academic Scholarship Foundation

Professional memberships

since 2019

Task Team for Tuberculosis Epidemiology and Modelling,
Tuberculosis Think Tank, South African National Department of Health

since 2016

WHO Collaborative Group on the Impact of Digital Technologies on
Tuberculosis, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

since 2010

International Union Against Tuberculosis & Lung Diseases
(The Union), Paris, France


Tuberculosis Technical Assistance Mechanism (TBTEAM) Experts
Roster, World Health Organization Global TB Programme, Geneva, Switzerland