Agnes Kiragga

NEF Fellow

Agnes Kiragga

Area of Research:
University of Makerere
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Agnes hopes to merge data science and machine learning methods to available “large data” and health records as to predict and prevent HIV among high-risk groups in Africa, especially adolescent girls and young women.

Agnes is currently the head of the statistics unit and a senior research scientist at the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI), Kampala, Uganda. She holds a PhD in Statistics with vast experience in HIV clinical research and use of advanced statistical methods.

She is passionate about the use of data science to predict HIV outcomes. Dr. Kiragga has led and participated in several research projects in the field of HIV and is passionate about HIV prevention among adolescent girls and young women in Africa.

She is keen to promote the uptake of science and mathematics among African girls and women.