Supervision Roles & Responsibilities

Key Personnel of SHINE Trial

Prof. Jean Humphrey, Professor at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (CEnter for Human Nutrition, Department of International Health) and Director of Zvitambo is co-Principal Investigator of SHINE.  She has overall responsibility for the study. 

Dr Mduduzi Mbuya (Associate Director, Implementation Science) is responsible for the design and implementation of the randomized interventions and the development and implementation of Implementation Science protocols and oversee the delivery of study interventions;

Dr Andrew Prendergast (Clinician Scientist from University of London, resident in Zimbabwe) is responsible for developing the human and technical capacity of the Zvitambo Laboratory to receive, process and analyze samples and oversees the implementation of clinical assessment protocols and of field research protocols by Research Nurses;

Robert Ntozini (Associate Director  IT/Data Management/Statistics) will set up the field and laboratory information systems and oversee data management processes and statistical analyses;

Franne Van der Keilen (Associate Director for Operations) will oversee all operations, grants management and research compliance, in particular ensuring linkages with relevant Johns Hopkins University and SPH offices and departments;

Naume Viola Tavengwa (Assistant Director, Field Operations) will be responsible for overseeing the implementation of study interventions and field operations for effective module delivery by Village Health Workers in line with government policy and programming guidance and for communication between organisations and key government/community level stakeholders.  She will lead a team that oversees improved research visit outcomes;

Batsirai Mutasa (Field Data Coordinator)  will coordinate and supervise field data management processes implemented by Field Data Supervisors at each hub;

Florence Majo (Research Nurse Coordinator)  will coordinate and supervise all field research activities by Research Nurses and Data Collectors;

Kuda  Mutasa (Laboratory Manager) will manage the field laboratory Technicians, field laboratories  and central laboratories in line with government policy guidance and oversee the implementation of all specimen processing assays;

Virginia Sauramba (Research Administration and Compliance Manager) will  manage, monitor and oversee compliance activities to ensure Good Clinical Practice procedures are followed and implemented in line with regulatory ethical guidelines and government policy guidance.

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About Zvitambo

The Zvitambo Institute for Maternal and Child Health Research is a multidisciplinary Zimbabwean organization that has developed and attracted expertise in various areas of biomedical and applied research and programming in the areas of maternal health, child health and growth, immunology, HIV/AIDS, nutrition, food security and livelihoods, WASH and counseling

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