Kidola Jeremiah, MD, MPhil, PhD

LMIC Fellow, VECD 2016-17

Home Institution: National Institute for Medical Research, Tanzania
Fellowship Site: National Institute for Medical Research, Tanzania
Research Topic: HIV, Diabetes

Dr. Jeremiah will spend his fellowship year at National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR), in Mwanza under the mentorship of George PrayGod, MD, PhD, MSc, Douglas Heimburger, MD, MS and Suzanne Filteau, MSc, PhD. His research will focus on prevalence of and risk factors for prediabetes and diabetes, and characterization of insulin resistance and beta-cell function in adults on antiretroviral therapy in Tanzania.

Dr. Jeremiah is a research scientist, employed with the National Institute for Medical Re-search since 2006. He holds a MD degree from the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; an MPhil in International Health from the University of Bergen, Norway; and a PhD in Health Science from the University of Southern Denmark. He completed an internship at Bugando Medical Centre in Mwanza. Dr. Jeremiah’s main research interest has been TB/HIV, nutrition, and noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) such as type II diabetes.