Dr Musa Mabaso

DEPARTMENT: Social Aspects of Public Health (SAPH)
TELEPHONE: 031 242 5608
EMAIL: mmabaso@hsrc.ac.za

Dr Musawenkosi Mabaso is a Chief Research Specialist in the in the HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB (HAST) programme. He holds an MSc in Medical Parasitology from the University of Natal, and obtained a PHD in Epidemiology from the University of Basel, Switzerland.

Before joining the HSRC in April 2010, he was a specialist scientist at the South African Medical Research Council. His scientific domain include epidemiology, biostatistics, and public Health. His primary research field is infectious disease epidemiology. His current research focus is social epidemiology of HIV with a focus on HIV and associated risk behaviours.

He is currently involved in multidisciplinary research employing mixed method approach using both qualitative and quantitative analysis. His key responsibilities involved providing epidemiological support in the design, implementation, analysis and interpretation of large and small-scale survey data and preparation of strategic information reports. Other research interests include HIV co-infections with TB, malaria and other neglected tropical infections, Climate change and human health.

Dr Mabaso's publication record spans the authoring and co-authoring of several articles in peer reviewed journals, conference papers and research reports.