Prof Peter Nyasulu is an Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the School of Health Sciences, Monash South Africa. He is also a member of the executive board of the African Centre for eHealth Excellence (Acfee) and an editor and frequent contributor to eHealth News Africa.
Peter's teaching focuses on measurement and disease control courses. He is an infectious diseases epidemiologist with a long history of involvement in clinical and epidemiological research in tuberculosis, HIV, sexually transmitted diseases, pneumococcal diseases, and antimicrobial resistance surveillance. He has worked previously as Study Coordinator for ‘Examining immune responses to BCG vaccination’ Study of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Karonga Prevention Study in Malawi; Clinical Research Officer on various multi-centered Clinical Trials involving preventive methods as well as curative agents for HIV/AIDS with the Johns Hopkins University Research Project, Malawi (i.e. HIV sero-discordant couple study-HPTN 052); Clinical Trials Coordinator for an International multi-centered study examining ‘the role of adjunctive Mycobacterium w immunotherapeutic vaccine in pericardial tuberculosis with Cardiac Research Unit, Department of Medicine, University of Cape Town and Senior Lecturer and Course coordinator for the Masters of Science in Epidemiology & Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand. Prof Nyasulu holds a PhD in infectious Diseases Epidemiology at the University the Witwatersrand, a MSc in Epidemiology & Biostatistics, University of the Witwatersrand, a Post Graduate Diploma in Epidemiology from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; Advanced Diploma in Dermato-venerology from University of Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania and a Diploma in Clinical Medicine from College of Health Sciences in Malawi. Since 2007, Prof Nyasulu has focused his research mostly in the area of Tuberculosis immunotherapy, antimicrobial resistance surveillance, TB mortality, immune responses to adjunctive TB treatments and TB control through health promotion.
Peter has published 25 manuscripts in peer reviewed journals and more than 20 conference presentations in the past 6 years. He has Supervised/co-supervises 25 Postgraduate masters and doctoral students and graduated 20 students doing honours and master’s degrees in Public health and Epidemiology from Schools of Public Health at Universities of the Witwatersrand, Stellenbosch, Western Cape in South Africa and College of Medicine, Malawi, Texila American University, Guyana and Monash South Africa. He is an external examiner for Epidemiology and Public Health in schools of Public Health at Universities of Pretoria, Western Cape in South Africa, College of Medicine, University of Malawi and internal examiner in the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.