• Dr. Bhekumusa W Lukhele (Ph.D., MPH, Kyoto University; BNS, University of Eswatini) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Organization. Dr. Lukhele's teaching interests include Global Health, Global Health Governance, Infectious Diseases, and Innovations in the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases. He has been a teaching assistant at the School of Public Health at Kyoto University, under the Kyoto University Global Health Interdisciplinary Unit, and a voluntary Assistant Professor at Baylor College of Medicine. He has published in several peer-reviewed journals, including Journal of the International AIDS Society, PLoS ONE, and Emerging Infectious Diseases and is co-author of a textbook chapter on Undernutrition, Food Insecurity, and Antiretroviral Outcomes: An Overview of Evidence from sub-Saharan Africa. His research interests include TB, HIV, and HPV. Other than teaching, and scholarly work, he has served as the Country Director at the Institute of Health Measurement Southern Africa and the Executive Director for Baylor College of Medicine Children's Foundation Eswatini.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

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    2022 Rapid molecular diagnostics of tuberculosis resistance by targeted stool sequencing 2022
    2022 Inroads for HIV prevention among men: Findings from mixed methods research in the context of the DREAMS partnership in Southern AfricaAIDS.  36:S85-S97. 2022
    2022 Vikela Ekhaya: A Novel, Community-based, Tuberculosis Contact Management Program in a High Burden SettingClinical Infectious Diseases.  74:1631-1638. 2022
    2022 Growth and CD4 patterns of adolescents living with perinatally acquired HIV worldwide, a CIPHER cohort collaboration analysisJournal of the International AIDS Society.  25. 2022
    2021 Impact of using creative arts programming to support HIV treatment in adolescents and young adults in EswatiniAIDS Research and Therapy.  18. 2021
    2021 Sterilization of gowns: making the most of a scarce commodity during the COVID-19 pandemic.Public Health Action.  11:112-113. 2021
    2021 Transition to Dolutegravir Is Associated with an Increase in the Rate of Body Mass Index Change in a Cohort of Virally Suppressed AdolescentsClinical Infectious Diseases.  73:E580-E586. 2021
    2021 Evaluating antibiotic use and developing a tool to optimize prescribing in a family-centered HIV clinic in EswatiniPLoS One.  16. 2021
    2020 Predicting Sexually Transmitted Infections among HIV+ Adolescents and Young Adults: A Novel Risk Score to Augment Syndromic Management in Eswatini 2020
    2020 Tuberculosis among children and adolescents at HIV treatment centers in Sub-Saharan Africa 2020
    2020 Outcomes of second-line antiretroviral therapy among children living with HIV: a global cohort analysisJournal of the International AIDS Society.  23. 2020
    2017 Changing the role of traditional birth attendants in Yirol West County, South SudanPLoS One.  12. 2017
    2016 Structural and behavioral correlates of hiv infection among pregnant women in a country with a highly generalized hiv epidemic: A cross-sectional study with a probability sample of antenatal care facilities in swazilandPLoS One.  11. 2016
    2016 Efficacy of Mobile Serious Games in Increasing HIV Risk Perception in Swaziland: A Randomized Control Trial (SGprev Trial) Research Protocol.JMIR Research Protocols.  5:e224. 2016
    2016 Multiple sexual partnerships and their correlates among Facebook users in Swaziland: an online cross-sectional studyAfrican Journal of AIDS Research.  15:203-210. 2016
    2016 Changes in Sexual Behavior and Attitudes Across Generations and Gender Among a Population-Based Probability Sample From an Urbanizing Province in Thailand 2016
    2014 Food insecurity is associated with increased risk of non-adherence to antiretroviral therapy among HIV-infected adults in the Democratic Republic of Congo: A cross-sectional studyPLoS One.  9. 2014
    2014 Changing patterns of HIV epidemic in 30 years in East AsiaCurrent HIV/AIDS Reports.  11:134-145. 2014


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    2015 Undernutrition, Food Insecurity, and Antiretroviral Outcomes: An Overview of Evidence from sub-Saharan Africa.  181-201. 2015

    Education And Training

  • Doctor of Public Health in International / Global Studies, Kyoto University 2017
  • Full Name

  • Bhekumusa Lukhele