University of Malawi, College of Medicine
Jessie Khaki holds an undergraduate degree in Statistics and Mathematics from Chancellor College, a constituent of the University of Malawi (UNIMA). She also completed her Master of Science degree in Biostatistics at Chancellor College in 2018. Her master’s thesis work, which was supervised by Professor Samuel Manda, revolved around comparing the efficiency of multilevel logistic regression and non-parametric models with an application to under-five mortality data from the 2015-2016 Malawi Demographic and Health Survey. Jessie is currently working as a Lecturer in Biostatistics at College of Medicine, another constituency of UNIMA; and also as a pre-doctoral intern at Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme. As part of her work at COM, Jessie delivers biostatistics lectures, co-facilitates statistical training workshops, and provides statistical advice and consultation to undergraduate students, postgraduate students, and projects managed by senior faculty. Her internship research focuses on spatiotemporal trends of confirmed typhoid fever in Blantyre district in Malawi. Jessie’s research interests are in modeling maternal health, child health and infectious diseases using time to event analysis, longitudinal data analysis, Bayesian spatiotemporal analysis and dynamic mathematical models.
Jessie is presently serving as the Deputy Editor for the Malawi Medical Journal, the General Secretary for the Statistical Association of Malawi and the Media Director for the Girls in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (GISTEAM) network.
- Professor Samuel Manda, PhD