Eduard Grebe, PhD

Eduard Grebe, PhD

Faculty Member, MMED 2018

Researcher
South African Centre for Epidemiological Modelling and Analysis
Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa

PhD in Economics, University of Cape Town (2012)
MA in Philosophy, Stellenbosch University (2012)
BA Hons in Philosophy, Stellenbosch University (2004)
BA in Value and Policy Studies, Stellenbosch University (2002)

About: Eduard is a Researcher at SACEMA who works primarily on HIV incidence estimation. He was the principal analyst for the CEPHIA collaboration, an international consortium established to independently evaluate HIV incidence assays (i.e. laboratory tests for ‘recent’ HIV infection, used in cross-sectional incidence estimation) and serves on the World Health Organisation’s technical working group on HIV incidence assays. He is also the maintainer of the open source inctools package for the R statistical programming language, which provides implementations of standard methods for cross- sectional incidence estimation and for ‘calibrating’ tests for recent infection. He has a background in social science, having obtained his PhD in economics from the University of Cape Town for work on HIV/AIDS policy and civil society health activism in Sub-Saharan Africa.