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Tafireyi Marukutira

TitleResearch Associate
InstitutionBotswana Harvard AIDS Insititute
DepartmentClinical Research
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    I have more than 10 years of public health programs experience and I am currently a PhD (Public Health) candidate at Monash University, Australia. I also offer consultancy work with the International training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH), Botswana. I am also a Research Associate with the Botswana Harvard Partnership. I served as the Clinical Intervention Technical Advisor (2015-2016) for the Botswana Combination Prevention Project (BCPP), a large HIV prevention research project being conducted by CDC Botswana, Harvard University, and the Botswana Ministry of Health. Prior to this position, I was the Technical Deputy Director (2013-2015) for the same project. I am a medical doctor (MBChB) and completed a Masters in Public Health (MPH), a Masters of Philosophy (MPhil) in HIV Management, and my qualification in Obstetrics. In 2011, I was awarded a scholarship by the World Health Organization/Tropical Diseases Research (WHO/TDR) to participate in a year-long career development fellowship in clinical research with a US pharmaceutical company. Prior to joining CDC Botswana, I was the In-Country Principal Investigator for a study evaluating adherence to HAART amongst HIV-infected adolescents, which was conducted by the Botswana-Baylor Children’s Clinical Centre of Excellence.


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    1. Marukutira T, Stoové M, Lockman S, Mills LA, Gaolathe T, Lebelonyane R, Jarvis JN, Kelly SL, Wilson DP, Luchters S, Crowe SM, Hellard M. A tale of two countries: progress towards UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets in Botswana and Australia. J Int AIDS Soc. 2018 Mar; 21(3). PMID: 29508945.
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    2. Yang E, Mphele S, Moshashane N, Bula B, Chapman J, Okatch H, Pettitt E, Tshume O, Marukutira T, Anabwani G, Lowenthal E. Distinctive barriers to antiretroviral therapy adherence among non-adherent adolescents living with HIV in Botswana. AIDS Care. 2018 Feb; 30(2):224-231. PMID: 28643572.
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    3. Ioannides KL, Chapman J, Marukutira T, Tshume O, Anabwani G, Gross R, Lowenthal ED. Patterns of HIV Treatment Adherence do not Differ Between Male and Female Adolescents in Botswana. AIDS Behav. 2017 Feb; 21(2):410-414. PMID: 27631365.
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    4. Okatch H, Beiter K, Eby J, Chapman J, Marukutira T, Tshume O, Matshaba M, Anabwani GM, Gross R, Lowenthal E. Brief Report: Apparent Antiretroviral Overadherence by Pill Count is Associated With HIV Treatment Failure in Adolescents. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2016 Aug 15; 72(5):542-545. PMID: 26990822.
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    5. Lowenthal ED, Marukutira T, Tshume O, Chapman J, Anabwani GM, Gross R. Prediction of HIV Virologic Failure Among Adolescents Using the Pediatric Symptom Checklist. AIDS Behav. 2015 Nov; 19(11):2044-8. PMID: 25855047.
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    6. Eby J, Chapman J, Marukutira T, Anabwani G, Tshume O, Lepodisi O, Dipotso T, Mokete K, Gross R, Lowenthal E. The adherence-outcome relationship is not altered by diary-driven adjustments of microelectronic monitor data. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2015 Dec; 24(12):1313-20. PMID: 26456482.
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    7. Lowenthal ED, Marukutira T, Tshume O, Chapman J, Nachega JB, Anabwani G, Gross R. Parental absence from clinic predicts human immunodeficiency virus treatment failure in adolescents. JAMA Pediatr. 2015 May; 169(5):498-500. PMID: 25822083.
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    8. Lowenthal ED, Marukutira TC, Chapman J, Mokete K, Riva K, Tshume O, Eby J, Matshaba M, Anabwani GM, Gross R, Glanz K. Psychosocial assessments for HIV+ African adolescents: establishing construct validity and exploring under-appreciated correlates of adherence. PLoS One. 2014; 9(10):e109302. PMID: 25279938.
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    9. Marukutira T, Huprikar S, Azie N, Quan SP, Meier-Kriesche HU, Horn DL. Clinical characteristics and outcomes in 303 HIV-infected patients with invasive fungal infections: data from the Prospective Antifungal Therapy Alliance registry, a multicenter, observational study. HIV AIDS (Auckl). 2014; 6:39-47. PMID: 24648769.
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    10. Lowenthal ED, Bakeera-Kitaka S, Marukutira T, Chapman J, Goldrath K, Ferrand RA. Perinatally acquired HIV infection in adolescents from sub-Saharan Africa: a review of emerging challenges. Lancet Infect Dis. 2014 Jul; 14(7):627-39. PMID: 24406145.
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