Cari van Schalkwyk, PhDAssociate Director
Clinic Director for DAIDD 2023
South African Centre for Epidemiological Modelling and Analysis
Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa
PhD in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Cape Town (2021)
MComm in Mathematical Statistics, University of Stellenbosch (2009)
BComm in Actuarial Science, University of Stellenbosch (2006)
About: Cari holds a PhD in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from the University of Cape Town and is a Senior Researcher at SACEMA. She was an MMED participant in 2012 and a DAIDD participant in 2013. Cari served as an MMED mentor in 2014 and 2016 and joined the Workshop Faculty in 2016. Cari became involved with SACEMA through a Masters project relating to HIV incidence estimation. In recent years her research has focused on the epidemiology of HIV, human papillomavirus (HPV), the synergies between these two viruses, the progression of HPV to cervical cancer and the impact of prevention of these diseases in South Africa. She has also done work on other infections of national priority in South Africa, such as COVID and TB.