Ms is a senior statistician of Statistics and Data Management Unit, and research scientist at the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) at the Makerere University College of Health Sciences (MakCHS). She is the secretary of the International Biometric Society – Uganda region. She received her master’s degree in Reproductive Health majoring in statistics from the School of Statistics, at Makerere University, Kampala.
As a Senior statistician, Maria Sarah focuses on providing technical guidance and support to ensure international comparability of data, adequate application of international statistical standards and data requirements from different stakeholders at the Infectious Diseases Institute. She has considerable experience in handling large and longitudinal datasets and has supported analyses using large local, regional and international HIV databases. She has also supported several clinical studies ranging from randomized clinical trials, observational studies and clinical diagnostics studies.
Maria Sarah has supported research through various research studies that have enabled her contribute to medical research findings body through publications thus contributing to the body of scientific evidence. As a researcher, her main areas of interest are in applied statistics, Public Health, implementation sciences and applied clinical research. Particularly, Maria Sarah has keen interest in HIV and reproductive related questions, polypharmacy and the HIV prevention, treatment and care monitoring cascade inclined research.