A pilot trauma surveillance initiative using an app-based surveillance tool in Uganda

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Klinik / Institut / Zentrum Infektiologie - Institute of Global Health
Doktorvater / -mutter Prof. Dr. Till Bärnighausen
Ansprechpartner Dr. Michael L. Wilson and Dr. Rachel Jean-Baptiste
Kontakt (E-Mail-Adresse) michael.wilson@uni-heidelberg.de

Beschreibung der Arbeit

Art der Arbeit
  • experimentell
Thema der Promotion A pilot trauma surveillance initiative using an app-based surveillance tool in Uganda
Voraussichtliche Dauer (in Monaten) 9-12
davon in Vollzeit (in Monaten) 6
Startzeitpunkt As agreed

The prospective candidate would be expected to take preparatory coursework within the MEDISS program, develop two related studies on the subject matter, travel to Uganda for 1-2 months for data collection, develop two manuscripts and compile a doctoral thesis based on the two manuscripts.


Apart from being important contributions to the research literature, the results from this study will be directly used to inform clinical and community-based interventions on the reduction of unintentional and intentional injuries.


Strukturierte Betreuung

The candidate would be closely supervised by Dr. Michael L. Wilson, Dr. Rachel Jean-Baptiste (Washington D.C.) and Prof. Dr. Till Bärnighausen


We are looking for someone who can start as soon as possible. The prospective candidate would need to be willing to learn qualitative and quantitative methods appropriate for the planned studies and data analysis using the R Statistical Environment. Proficiency in English is a requirement, knowledge of other languages would be advantageous. Upon being selected, the candidate would draft an initial proposal.

Finanzielle Unterstützung

Students within the structured doctoral program at the University of Heidelberg are eligible to apply for competitive departmental funding.


The prospective candidate would lead (as first author) on the papers resulting from this study.


If interested, kindly send a detailed CV in English (PDF), Abitur grades and a statement of motivation (PDF) expressing your reasons for being interested in this particular project to: michael.wilson@uni-heidelberg.de


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