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Professor Simbarashe Rusakaniko

Senior Lecturer

Professor Simbarashe Rusakaniko

Qualifications: DPhil, MSc, BSc

Research Interests: Modeling of HIV and TB data. Adolescent Reproductive Health

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Selected Research Publications (past three years)

  1. Selected Research Publications (past three years)Selected Research Publications (past three years)    1. Hallfors, D.D., Cho, H., Rusakaniko, S., Mapfumo, J., Iritani, B., Zhang, L., Luseno, W., and Miller, T. 2015; The Impact of School Subsidies on HIV-Related Outcomes Among Adolescent Female Orphans. Journal of Adolescent Health, 56(1): 79–84.   

  2. Rutendo B. L. Zinyama-Gutsire, Charles Chasela, Hans O. Madsen, Simbarashe Rusakaniko, Per Kallestrup, Michael Christiansen, Exnevia Gomo, Henrik Ullum, Christian Erikstrup, Shungu Munyati1, Edith N. Kurewa, Babill Stray-Pedersen, Peter Garred and Takafira Mduluza, 2015; Role of Mannose-Binding Lectin Deficiency in HIV-1 and Schistosoma Infections in a Rural Adult Population in Zimbabwe.  PLOS ONE DOL:10.1371/Journal.pone.0122659 1-23   

  3. Rhoderick Machekano, Taryn Young, Simbarashe Rusakaniko, Patrick Musonda, Ben Sartorius, Jim Todd, Greg Fegan, Lehana Thabane and Usuf Chikte, 2015; The Africa Center for Biostatistical Excellence: a proposal for enhancing biostatistics capacity for sub-Saharan Africa. Statistics In Medicine 1-9   

  4. Iritani, Bonita J., Hyunsan Cho, Simbarashe Rusakaniko, John Mapfumo, Shane Hartman, and Denise Dion Hallfors, 2015; Educational Outcomes for Orphan Girls in Rural Zimbabwe: Effects of a School Support Intervention.  Health care for women international ahead-of-print 1-22.   

  5. Chibanda, Dixon, Tarryn Bowers, Ruth Verhey, Simbarashe Rusakaniko, Melanie Abas, Helen A. Weiss, and Ricardo Araya, 2015; The Friendship Bench programme: a cluster randomised controlled trial of a brief psychological intervention for common mental disorders delivered by lay health workers in Zimbabwe. International Journal of Mental Health Systems 9, no. 1: 21.   

  6. Luseno Winnie, Lei Zhang, Simbarashe Rusakaniko, Hyunsan Cho, and Denise Hallfors, 2015; HIV infection and related risk behaviors: does school support level the playing field between orphans and nonorphans in Zimbabwe?. AIDS care ahead-of-print : 1-5.   

  7. Gonese, Elizabeth, Tonderai Mapako, Janet Dzangare, Simbarashe Rusakaniko, Peter H. Kilmarx, Maarten J. Postma, Stella Ngwende et al, 2015; Within-Gender Changes in HIV Prevalence among Adults between 2005/6 and 2010/11 in Zimbabwe. PloS one 10, no. 7   

  8. Lei Zhang1, Bonita J. Iritani, Winnie Luseno, Shane Hartman, Simbarashe Rusakaniko, Denise Dion Hallfors. Marital Age Disparity Among Orphaned Young Women and Their Husbands: A Mixed Methods Study in Rural Zimbabwe. Journal of Primary Prevention, DOI 10.1007/s10935-016-0444-5 September 2016.   

  9. Leolin Katsidzira, Eric Chokunonga, Innocent T. Gangaidzo, Simbarashe Rusakaniko, Margaret Borok, Zvifadzo Matsena-Zingonie, Sandie Thomson, Raj Ramesar, Jonathan A. Matenga. The incidence and histo-pathological characteristics of colorectal cancer in a population based cancer registry in Zimbabwe: Cancer Epidemiology: The International Journal of Cancer Epidemiology, Detection, and Prevention,44 (2016) 96–100.   

  10. Dixon Chibanda, Epiphania Munetsi, Lorna J Gibson, Melanie Abas, Debra Machando, Simbarashe Rusakaniko, Ricardo Araya, Ruth Verhey, Ronald Munjoma, Helen A Weiss. Validation of screening tools for depression and anxiety disorders in a primary care population with high HIV prevalence in Zimbabwe. PubMed ID27011359: 2016-07-01,Journal of Affective Disorders, 2016-07-01, Volume 198   

  11. David A Mvere,  Maarten J Postma, Marinus Van Hulst, Mart P Janssen, Simbarashe Rusakaniko, Tonderai Mapako, Jean C Emmanuel. Impact of using different blood donor subpopulations and models on the estimation of transfusion transmission residual risk of human immunodeficiency virus, hepatitis B virus, and hepatitis C virus in Zimbabwe. PubMed ID26801952, 2016-06-01, Journal Transfusion, 2016-06-01, 56   

  12. Anthony David Harries, Getrude Ncube, Kudakwashe Collin Takarinda, Lydia Kudakwashe Madyira, Memory Maphosa-Mutsaka, Mutsa Mhangara, Simbarashe Rusakaniko, Tsitsi Mutasa-Apollo, Victor Makaza, Peter H Kilmarx. Factors Associated with Ever Being HIV-Tested in Zimbabwe: An Extended Analysis of the Zimbabwe Demographic and Health Survey (2010-2011).  PloS one, 2016-01-01, Volume 11   

  13. Denise Dion Hallfors, Hyunsan Cho, Simbarashe Rusakaniko, John Mapfumo, Bonita J Iritani. Educational Outcomes for Orphan Girls in Rural Zimbabwe: Effects of a School Support Intervention Health care for women international, 2016-01-01, Volume 37   

  14. Gregory Fegan, Ben Sartorius, Lehana Thabane, Jim Todd Patrick, Musonda Rhoderick Machekano, Simbarashe Rusakaniko, Taryn Young, Usuf Chikte. The Africa Center for Biostatistical Excellence: a proposal for enhancing biostatistics capacity for sub-Saharan Africa. Statistics in medicine, 2015-11-30, Volume 34   

  15. Dixon Chibanda Epiphania Munetsi Lorna J Gibson Melanie Abas Debra Machando, Simbarashe Rusakaniko, Ricardo Araya, Ruth Verhey, Ronald Munjoma, Helen A Weiss: Validation of screening tools for depression and anxiety disorders in a primary care population with high HIV prevalence in Zimbabwe.   

  16. Sandra Ndarukwa, Ntokozo Ndlovu, Simbarashe Rusakaniko, Webster Kadzatsa. Evaluation of the radiotherapy management of ocular surface squamous neoplasia in a high HIV prevalence setting- a retrospective review. Infectious agents and cancer, 2016-01-01, Volume 11.   

  17. Munyaradzi Madhombiro, Bazondlile Dube-Marimbe1, Michelle Dube, Dixon Chibanda, Moleen Zunza, Simbarashe Rusakaniko, David Stewart and Soraya Seedat. A cluster randomized controlled trial protocol of an adapted intervention for alcohol use disorders in people living with HIV and AIDS: impact on alcohol use, general functional ability, quality of life and adherence to HAART. BMC Psychiatry (2017) 17:44DOI 10.1186/s12888-017-1208-3.   

  18. Rutendo B.L. Zinyama-Gutsire,  Michael Christiansen,  Paula L. Hedley,  Simbarashe Rusakaniko, Christian Hagen,  Babill Stray-Pedersen, Raluca Buzdugan,  Frances Cowan and Charles Chasela.  HIV-1 Vertical Transmission in Zimbabwe in 622 Mother and Infant Pairs: Rethinking the Contribution of Mannose Binding Lectin Deficiency in Africa. OMICS A Journal of Integrative Biology, Volume 20, Number 7, 2016, Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. DOI: 10.1089/omi.2016.0056   

  19. Geoff Foster, MBBS, MRCP (Paeds), Joanna Orne-Gliemann, MPH, PhD, Hélène Font, PhD, Abigail Kangwende, MBBS, MPH, Vhumani Magezi, PhD, Tonderai Sengai, MSc, Simba Rusakaniko, PhD, Bridget Shumba, MPH,† Pemberai Zambezi, MSocSc, and Talent Maphosa, MBBS, MDS.  Impact of Facility-Based Mother Support Groups on Retention in Care and PMTCT Outcomes in Rural Zimbabwe: The EPAZ Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial. Acquir Immune Defic Syndr Volume 75, Supplement 2, June 1, 2017.    

  20. Dixon Chibanda, MD; Helen A.Weiss, DPhil; Ruth Verhey, MSc; Victoria Simms, PhD; Ronald Munjoma, SLC; Simbarashe Rusakaniko, PhD; Alfred Chingono, MSc; Epiphania Munetsi, MPhil; Tarisai Bere, BA; Ethel Manda, BSc; Melanie Abas, MD; Ricardo Araya, PhD. Effect of a Primary Care–Based Psychological Interventionon Symptoms of Common Mental Disorders in Zimbabwe. A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA. 2016;316(24):2618-2626. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.19102. TRIAL REGISTRATION pactr.org Identifier: PACTR201410000876178   

  21. Joanna Orne-Gliemann, PhD, MPH,*† Hélène Font, PhD,*† Talent Maphosa, MDS, MBChB, Abigail Kangwende, MB, BS, MPH, Simba Rusakaniko, PhD,k Vhumani Magezi, PhD, Tonderai Sengai, MSc,# Bridget Shumba, MPH,# Pemberai Zambezi, MSocSc, Geoff Foster, BSc, MB, BS, MRCP(Paeds), OBE, and for the EPAZ trial study group. Patterns of Attendance at Mother Support Groups in Zimbabwe. The EPAZ Trial (2014–2016) Journal of Acquir Immune Defic Syndr Volume 75, Supplement 2, June 1, 2017   

  22. Shepherd Shamu, James January & Simbarashe Rusakaniko (2017) Who benefits from public health financing in Zimbabwe? Towards universal health coverage, Global Public Health, 12:9, 1169-1182, DOI:10.1080/17441692.2015.1121283   

  23. Leolin Katsidzira, Innocent T Gangaidzo, Simbarashe Rusakaniko, Rudo Makunike-Mutasa, Raj Ramesar. A case–control study of risk factors for colorectal cancer in an African population, April 2018, European Journal of Cancer Prevention DOI: 10.1097/CEJ.0000000000000439   

  24. Amy Finnegan, Lisa Langhaug, Katie D Schenk, Simbarashe Rusakaniko, Eric Green. Readiness to Disclose Pediatric HIV Status to Children. June 2018: DOI: 10.31219/osf.io/6mnwf   

  25. Munyaradzi Madhombiro, Bazondlile Marimbe-Dube, Michelle Dube, Malinda Kaiyo-Utete, Angeline Paradzai, Dixon Chibanda, Simbarashe Rusakaniko, ASJ van der Watt, Soraya Seeda. Perceptions of alcohol use in the context of HIV treatment: a qualitative study. HIV/AIDS - Research and Palliative Care 2018:10 47–55   

  26. Munyaradzi Madhombiro, Bazondlile Dube-Marimbe,  Michelle Dube, Dixon Chibanda, Moleen Zunza, Simbarashe Rusakaniko, David Stewart and Soraya Seedat. A cluster randomised controlled trial protocol of an adapted intervention for alcohol use disorders in people living with HIV and AIDS: Impact on alcohol use, general functional ability, quality of life and adherence to HAART | Request PDF.BMC Psychiatry (2017) 17:44 DOI 10.1186/s12888-017-1208

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