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Andrew Tomita was awarded his PhD from Columbia University. His research interest is in social epidemiology, focusing on health services strengthening and social determinants of HIV, TB and mental health in sub-Saharan Africa.
- Senior Lecturer: School of Nursing and Public Health, College of Health Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa.
- Research Associate: KWAZULU-NATAL RESEARCH AND INNOVATION SEQUENCING PLATFORM (KRISP)
- Research Associate: AFRICA HEALTH RESEARCH INSTITUTE (AHRI)
Ph.D. Columbia University School of Social Work, 2011
Master of Public Administration, Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs, 2006
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Boston University School of Management, 2000
Sociobehavioral and community predictors of unsuppressed HIV viral load: multilevel results from a hyperendemic rural South African population.
Tomita A, Vandormael A, Bärnighausen T, Phillips A, Pillay D, De Oliveira T, Tanser F, AIDS (2019), 33(3):559–569.
Spatial structure of depression in South Africa: A longitudinal panel survey of a nationally representative sample of households.
Cuadros DF, Tomita A, Vandormael A, Slotow R, Burns JK, Tanser F, Scientific Reports (2019), 9(1):979:doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-37791-1.
Intimate partner violence among HIV-serodiscordant couples in Durban, South Africa.
Mashaphu S, Wyatt GE, Gomo E, Tomita A, SAMJ (2018), 108(11):960-964.
Evidence on the Association Between Cigarette Smoking and Incident Depression From the South African National Income Dynamics Study 2008–2015: Mental Health Implications for a Resource-Limited Setting.
Tomita A, Manuel JI, Nicotine & Tobacco Research (2018), doi:10.1093/ntr/nty163:.
Sexual trauma and post-traumatic stress among African female refugees and migrants in South Africa.
Mhlongo MD, Tomita A, Thela L, Maharaj V, Burns JK, S Afr J Psychiatr (2018), 24:1208:10.4102/sajpsychiatry.v24.i0.1208.
Epidemiological patterns of mental disorders and stigma in a community household survey in urban slum and rural settings in Kenya.
Mutiso VN, Musyimi CW, Tomita A, Loeffen L, Burns JK, Ndetei DM, Int J Soc Psychiatry (2018), 64(2):120-129. doi: 10.1177/0020764017748180:.
A Nationwide Panel Study on Religious Involvement and Depression in South Africa: Evidence from the South African National Income Dynamics Study.
Tomita A, Ramlall S, J Relig Health. (2018), doi: 10.1007/s10943-017-0551-5:.
Green environment and incident depression in South Africa: a geospatial analysis and mental health implications in a resource-limited setting.
Tomita A, Vandormael AM, Cuadros D, Di Minin E, Heikinheimo V, Tanser F, Slotow R, Burns JK, Lancet Planetary Health (2017), 1:152?62.
Effect of population viral load on prospective HIV incidence in a hyperendemic rural African community.
Tanser F, Vandormael A, Cuadros D, Phillips AN, de Oliveira T, Tomita A, Barnighausen T, Pillay D, Science Translational Medicine (2017), 9:eaam8012.
Longitudinal trends in the prevalence of detectable HIV viremia: Population-based evidence from rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Vandormael A, Barnighausen T, Herbeck J, Tomita A, Phillips A, Pillay D, de Oliveira T, Tanser F, Clin Infect Dis. (2017), :doi: 10.1093/cid/cix976.
Social disequilibrium and the risk of HIV acquisition: A multilevel study in rural KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa.
Tomita A, Vandormael AM, Barnighausen T, de Oliveira T, Tanser F, J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. (2017), :10.1097/QAI.0000000000001349.
Relationship between HIV serostatus, CD4 count and rehospitalisation: Potential implications for health systems strengthening in South Africa.
Moodley Y, Tomita A, Southern African Journal of Infectious Diseases (2016), 1(1):1-6.
Substance use and duration of untreated psychosis in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Davis GP, Tomita A, Baumgartner JN, Mtshemla S, Nene S, King H, Susser E and Burns JK, South African Journal of Psychiatry (2016), 22(1):p. 7.
Alain, Andrew and Wilbert together taught PBHLJ11 for UKZN Master of Public Health in 2018. - KRISP News - 2018-11-06
KwaZulu-Natal Research and Innovation Sequencing Platform (KRISP) Established - KRISP News - 2017-07-12