Senior Research Scientist
National Institute for Medical Research, Tanzania

Dr Elizabeth H Shayo is a Senior Research Scientist of the National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) with BA, MA (Sociology and Medical Anthropology) and a PhD on International Health.  She has worked with NIMR for 15 years in different research projects both quantitative and qualitative in nature. Being a Senior Research Scientist with Social Science background, she has conducted a number of researches in the areas of malaria, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, maternal and child health, socio-cultural determinants of health and health systems. She has been a resource person in qualitative researches and in research communication. She has knowledge and skills to develop policy briefs and to facilitate policy dialogue to share research findings with policy makers. Dr Shayo has further conducted a number of studies focusing on the governance in the decentralized health care system. She has further advocated for community empowerment in the management of different diseases including training of potential stakeholders such as community leaders, traditional health practitioners and community health workers. Dr Shayo has participated in writing four books, 15 technical reports and 32 peer reviewed publications.