Mahlatse Modipani

Global Infectious Disease Research Training Fellow | 2015

Mahlatse Modipane obtained a Master of Arts degree (psychology) at the University of Venda in 2013. Her GIDRT research training was conducted in the center for behavioral health and technology with collaborative mentorship from UVA faculty Dr. Karen Ingersoll, Dr. Rebecca Dillingham and UNIVEN faculty Prof Base Khoza. Her research focus was on "patient and nurse perspectives on Loss to follow up in HIV care to inform the development of intervention strategies n Sekhukhune District of Limpopo Province south Africa". Upon re-entry to Univen Ms. Modipane is completing a PhD degree in Health Studies with the department of psychology, faculty of health Science. Her research focus is on "patient and nurse perspectives on Loss to follow up in HIV care to inform intervention strategies in the Sekhukhune District of Limpopo Province, South Africa". The fellowship has allowed her to publish a paper titled "Technology Use Among Patients in a non -urban Southern US HIV Clinic in 2015" and to attend various international Conferences, the American Psychological Association (APA) held in Canada, Toronto, the IAPAC Conference held in Miami. Both conferences has allowed her to network with various researchers in her field and grow in various ways as an upcoming researcher. This fellowship has also allowed her to complete her PhD proposal in one year.