Dr. Andrew Tomita

Senior Lecturer: School of Nursing and Public Health, UKZN. Research interest is in social epidemiology, focusing on health services strengthening and social determinants of HIV, TB and mental health in sub-Saharan Africa.

Contact Details:

Email: atomita@ahri.org

Telephone: +27 (0) 31 260 3744

Background:

Andrew Tomita was awarded his PhD from Columbia University. His research interest is in social epidemiology, focusing on health services strengthening and social determinants of HIV, TB and mental health in sub-Saharan Africa.

Current Affiliations:

- Senior Lecturer: School of Nursing and Public Health, College of Health Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa.

- Research Associate: KWAZULU-NATAL RESEARCH AND INNOVATION SEQUENCING PLATFORM (KRISP)

- Research Associate: AFRICA HEALTH RESEARCH INSTITUTE (AHRI)

Education:

Ph.D. Columbia University School of Social Work, 2011

Master of Public Administration, Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs, 2006

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Boston University School of Management, 2000


Open access pdf Publications

Green environment and incident depression in South Africa: a geospatial analysis and mental health implications in a resource-limited setting.
Tomita A, Vandormael AM, Cuadros D, Di Minin E, Heikinheimo V, Tanser F, Slotow R, Burns JK, Lancet Planetary Health (2017), 1:152?62.

Effect of population viral load on prospective HIV incidence in a hyperendemic rural African community.
Tanser F, Vandormael A, Cuadros D, Phillips AN, de Oliveira T, Tomita A, Barnighausen T, Pillay D, Science Translational Medicine (2017), 9:eaam8012.

Longitudinal trends in the prevalence of detectable HIV viremia: Population-based evidence from rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Vandormael A, Barnighausen T, Herbeck J, Tomita A, Phillips A, Pillay D, de Oliveira T, Tanser F, Clin Infect Dis. (2017), :doi: 10.1093/cid/cix976.

Social disequilibrium and the risk of HIV acquisition: A multilevel study in rural KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa.
Tomita A, Vandormael AM, Barnighausen T, de Oliveira T, Tanser F, J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. (2017), :10.1097/QAI.0000000000001349.

Relationship between HIV serostatus, CD4 count and rehospitalisation: Potential implications for health systems strengthening in South Africa.
Moodley Y, Tomita A, Southern African Journal of Infectious Diseases (2016), 1(1):1-6.

Substance use and duration of untreated psychosis in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Davis GP, Tomita A, Baumgartner JN, Mtshemla S, Nene S, King H, Susser E and Burns JK, South African Journal of Psychiatry (2016), 22(1):p. 7.

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KRISP News

Our Paper on Green Environment & Depression Selected as One of the 20 Most Influential Conservation Ecology Papers of 2017 by F1000!

KRISP News - 2018-01-24

F1000 has produced another retrospective list of the top 20 influential conservation papers of 2017 as assessed by experts in the field. The manuscript by Tomita, Vandormael et al. Lancet Planetary Health 2017 on green environment and depression made this influencial list...


KRISP News

KwaZulu-Natal Research and Innovation Sequencing Platform (KRISP) Established

KRISP News - 2017-07-12

The Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) and UKZN have signed an agreement for the establishment of KRISP - the KwaZulu-Natal Research and Innovation Sequencing Platform.



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