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Njeri Wabiri

Country of origin: Kenya Currently in: South Africa, Johannesburg General field of specialization: Mathematical sciences
PhD Fellowship Alumna
Academic Background


2007 Doctorate Mathematical sciences
2016 Master Social and Economic Sciences
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Mathematical sciences

Data and Measurements, Statistics, Geo-mapping, Systems, Public value measurements

Publications resulting from Research: 

Laura Dwyer-Lindgren, Michael A. Cork, Amber Sligar, Krista M. Steuben, Kate F. Wilson, Naomi R. Provost, Benjamin K. Mayala, John D. VanderHeide, Michael L. Collison, Jason B. Hall1, Molly H. Biehl, Austin Carter, Tahvi Frank, Dirk Douwes-Schultz, Roy Burstein, Daniel C. Casey, Aniruddha Deshpande, Lucas Earl, Charbel El Bcheraoui, Tamer H. Farag, Nathaniel J. Henry, Damaris Kinyoki, Laurie B. Marczak, Molly R. Nixon, Aaron Osgood-Zimmerman, David Pigott, Robert C. Reiner Jr, Jennifer M. Ross, Lauren E. Schaeffer, David L. Smith, Nicole Davis Weaver, Kirsten E. Wiens, Jeffrey W. Eaton, Jessica E. Justman, Alex Opio, Benn Sartorius, Frank Tanser, Njeri Wabiri, Peter Piot, Christopher J. L. Murray & Simon I. Hay. Mapping HIV prevalence in sub-Saharan Africa between 2000 and 2017. Nature (2019).

Gutreuter S, Igumbor E, Wabiri N, Desai M, Durand L (2019) Improving estimates of district HIV prevalence and burden in South Africa using small area estimation techniques. PLoS ONE 14(2): e0212445.

Zungu NP, Mabaso ML, Kumalo F, Sigida S, Mlangeni L, Wabiri N, et al. (2019) Prevalence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and associated factors among HIV positive educators: Findings from the 2015/6 survey of Health of Educators in Public Schools in South Africa. PLoS ONE 14(2): e0209756.

Gesine Meyer-Rath, Jessica B. Mcgillen, Diego Cuadros, Timothy B. Hallett, Njeri Wabiri, Samir Bhatt, Frank Tanser, Thomas Rehle. “Targeting the right interventions to the right people and places: the role of geospatial analysis in HIV program planning” : Opinion Piece (AIDS 2018, 32 975-963) DOI:10.1097/QAD.0000000000001792

MF Chersich, N Wabiri, K Risher, O Shisana, D Celentano, T Rehle, M Evans, H Rees (2017) Contraception coverage and methods used among women in South Africa: A national household survey SAMJ (2017) Vol.107, No.4. DOI: 10.7196/SAMJ.2017.v107i4.12141)

Wabiri N., Cherish M., Shisana O, Blaauw D, Rees, H and Dwane N.( 2016) Growing inequities in maternal health in South Africa: a comparison of serial national household surveys ,2008 to 2012(BMC Pregnancy and child birth (2016) 16:256 DOI: 10.1186/s12884-016-1048-z)

Wabiri N., Shisana O., Zuma K., and Freeman J. (2016) Assessing the spatial nonstationarity in relationship between local patterns of HIV infections and the covariates in South Africa: A Geographically Weighted Regression Analysis. (Spatial and Spatio-temporal Epidemiology 16 88-99 10.1016/ j.sste.2015.12.003 )

Leickness C. Simbayi, Gladys Matseke, Njeri Wabiri, Nolusindiso Ncitakalo, Mercy Banyini, Cily Tabane & Dynah Tshe¬betshebe (2014): Covariates of condom use in South Africa: findings from a national population-based survey in 2008, (AIDS Care: Psychological and Socio-medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV, DOI;10.1080/09540121.2014.902419

Wabiri, N., Cherish, M, Zuma K, Blaauw D, Goudge J and Dwane N.(2013) Equity in maternal health in South Africa: analysis of health service access and health status in a national household survey(PLoS ONE 8(9): e73864 doi:10.1371/ journal.pone.0073864)
Wabiri, N. and Taffa, N. (2013) Socio-Economic Inequality and HIV in South Africa(BMC Public Health 2013 13:1037

Wabiri, N and Amusa, H. (2010) Quantifying South Africa’s Crude Oil Import Risk: A Multi-Criteria Portfolio Model. Economic Modelling 27 (2010) 445-453

Wabiri, N. (2011) South Africa oil import portfolio risks: Which Way Out? A HSRC Policy Brief, January

Wabiri, N, Guo, R. and Thiart, C. (2005) Nonparametric Spatial Interval Regression, Proceedings of 10th International Conference on Industrial Engineering, Theory, Applications and Practice, Clearwater, Florida, USA, December 4-6, 2005. (ISBN: 0-9654506-1-9). Editors: TK Fredericks, SE Butt, A. Pennathur, JE Fernandez, A.Mital

Wabiri, N, Guo, R. and Thiart, C (2005) Interval Kriging Under Generalized Metric, Proceedings of International Workshop on Recent Advances Stochastic Operations Research, Canmore, Alberta, Canada, August 26-25 pp. 290-297. (ISBN 4-939146-03-0)

Wabiri, N, Guo, R. and Thiart, C. (2005) Interval-Spatial methods, Proceedings of the Geographical Information Systems Research UK (GISRUK 2005). Glasgow, Scotland, April 6-8, PP 121-129

Wabiri, N. (2016): Exploring underlying mechanism that drives research project complexity management: A complex Adaptive Systems Metaphor. MBA. University of Cape Town.

Wabiri, N. (2007): Variable Modelling of Spatially Distributed Random Interval Observations. PhD Thesis. The University of Cape Town.

Wabiri, N. (1997): Non-Parametric method for correlation analysis. MSc Thesis. Kenyatta University

Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
Research and Development

Workshop and Conference Attended

2017 Morocco ISI, 61st World Statistics Congress (WSC) in Marrakech, Morocco

Presentation given

Invited Speaker-Special Topic Session on "Evaluation of Bayesian Geospatial Methods to Generate Sub-national prediction of global health issues in Sub-Saharan Africa based on complex survey data".
Event: ISI
Fellowship with OWSD

Fellowship with OWSD

Fellowship with OWSD

Fellowship awarded 2001

PHD Graduation 2007