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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
Exposure to waste sites and their impact on health: a panel and geospatial analysis of nationally representative data from South Africa, 2008–2015.
Tomita A, Cuadros DF, Burns JK, Tanser F, Slotow R, Lancet Planetary Health (2020), 4: e223–34:.
Neurocognitive functioning in MDR-TB patients with and without HIV in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Ramlall S, Lessells RJ, Naidu T, Mthembu SS, Padayatchi N, Burns JK, Tomita A, Tropical Medicine and International Health (2020), 25 (8), 919–927 :.
Spatial clustering of food insecurity and its association with depression: a geospatial analysis of nationally representative South African data, 2008–2015.
Tomita A, Cuadros DF, Mabhaudhi T, Sartorius B, Ncama BP, Dangour AD, Tanser F, Modi AT, Slotow R, Burns JK , Scientific Reports (2020), (2020) 10:13771. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-70647-1:.
Attitude and preferences towards oral and long-acting injectable antipsychotics in patients with psychosis in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Roopun KR, Tomita A, Paruk S, South African Journal of Psychiatry (2020), 6(0), a1509. https://doi.org/ 10.4102/sajpsychiatry. v26i0.1509:.
HIV seroconcordance among heterosexual couples in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: a population-based analysis.
Kim HY, Harling G, Vandormael A, Tomita A, Cuadros DF, Bärnighausen T, Tanser F, J Int AIDS Soc. (2020), 23(1):e25432. doi: 10.1002/jia2.25432:.
Depression, anxiety and stress symptoms in patients presenting with dyspepsia at a regional hospital in KwaZulu-Natal province.
Tshabalala SJ, Tomita A, Ramlall S , South African Journal of Psychiatry (2019), 2019;25(0), a1382. https://doi.org/10.4102/ sajpsychiatry.v25i0.1382:25(0), a1382. https://doi.org/10.4102/ sajpsychiatry.v25i0.1382.
Recent levels and trends in HIV incidence rates among adolescent girls and young women in ten high-prevalence African countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Birdthistle I, Tanton C, Tomita A, de Graaf K, Schaffnit SB, Tanser F, Slaymaker E, Lancet Global Health (2019), 7: e1521–40:.
The Role of Adverse Childhood Experiences on Perinatal Substance Use Behaviour in KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa..
Bhengu BS, Tomita A, Mashaphu S, Paruk S, AIDS Behav. (2019), doi: 10.1007/s10461-019-02661-y:.
Space-time clustering of recently diagnosed tuberculosis and impact of ART scale-up: Evidence from an HIV hyper-endemic rural South African population.
Tomita A, Smith CM, Lessells RJ, Pym A, Grant AD, de Oliveira T, Tanser F , Scientific Reports (2019), https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-46455-7:.
Predictors of quality of life among community psychiatric patients in a peri-urban district of Gauteng Province, South Africa..
Mapatwana D, Tomita A, Burns JK, Robertson LJ, Int J Soc Psychiatry (2019), 65(4):322-332. doi: 10.1177/0020764019842291.
Neurocognitive Impairment Risk Among Individuals With Multiple Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis and Human Immunodeficiency Virus Coinfection: Implications for Systematic Linkage to and Retention of Care in Tuberculosis/Human Immunodeficiency Virus Treatment..
Tomita A, Ramlall S, Naidu T, Mthembu SS, Padayatchi N, Burns JK, J Nerv Ment Dis (2019), 207(4):307-310.
Effects of Migration on Risky Sexual Behavior and HIV Acquisition in South Africa: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis, 2000-2017..
Dzomba A, Tomita A, Govender K, Tanser F, AIDS Behav. (2019), doi: 10.1007/s10461-018-2367-z:.
Major depression and household food insecurity among individuals with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in South Africa..
Tomita A, Ramlall S, Naidu T, Mthembu SS, Padayatchi N, Burns JK, Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol. (2019), doi: 10.1007/s00127-019-01669-y:.
Effect of ART scale-up and female migration intensity on risk of HIV acquisition: results from a population-based cohort in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Dzomba A, Tomita A, Vandormael A, Govender K, Tanser F, BMC Public Health (2019), 19(1):196:doi: 10.1186/s12889-019-6494-x.
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.
Identification of patients with recent-onset psychosis in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa: a pilot study with traditional health practitioners and diagnostic instruments.
Veling W, Burns JK, Makhathini EM, Mtshemla S, Nene S, Shabalala S, Mbatha N, Tomita A, Baumgartner J, Susser I, Hoek HW, Susser E, Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol (2018), doi: 10.1007/s00127-018-1623-x:.
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.
Groundbreaking study on KZN community gives new hope to fight TB - Daily News - 2019-08-07
UKZN secures grant for joint study into mental health - Witness - 2019-06-11
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
KRISP has been created by the coordinated effort of the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) and the South African Medical Research Countil (SAMRC).