Ms. Upendo Masamu (Research and Data Working Group Coordinator)

Ms. Masamu is a holder of Master of Statistics from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium. She works as Statistician at Sickle Cell Program which is under the department of Hematology of Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Science (MUHAS). As a statistician she provides assistance to a number of projects such as H3ABionet which is a consortium of Pan African Bioinformatics networks for H3Africa (Human heredity and Health in Africa). As part of H3ABionet she is involved in a number of activities such as developing bioinformatics pipelines, designing standard case report forms (crf) and organizing and facilitating bioinformatics training at MUHAS node. As part of her statistical support she also provides assistance to projects such as Sickle Pan-African Research consortium (SPARCO) in areas such as statistical analysis, research design, manuscript development, Genome Wide Association Studies (GWAS) and clinical epidemiology. She is a recipient of Tanzania SPARCO Research fellow grant with the aim of supporting the upgrade of biorepository to support genomics and clinical research at the program. She has currently been appointed as data and research coordinator for the Tanzania SPARCO Clinical and Coordinating Center. She has strong skills in software such as R, Rapidminer, SAS , SPSS,REDCap and Stata.