Ruth Mwatelah

Ruth Mwatelah (PhD Student – VADA Intern) LinkedInORCID

Ruth is joining our lab for a 16-week internship after winning a training scholarship with the Visual and Automated Disease Analytics (VADA) at the University of Manitoba. She is a 4th year PhD Candidate at the University of Manitoba, Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. Ruth has a BSc in Medical Microbiology and MSc in Epidemiology from J.K.U.A.T-Kenya. During her internship, Ruth will develop a predictive model of MSM living with HIV but undiagnosed and unaware of their HIV status.

During her free time Ruth enjoys hiking, backcountry camping, and sailing.

Ruth is the co-author on the following team paper:

  • Sivro A, Mwatelah R, Kambaran C, Gebrebrhan H, Ma H, Klatt NR, Zevin A, King’ola N, Wambua S, Gichangi P, Cheuk E, McLaren PJ, Mishra S, Becker M, McKinnon LR. (2020). Sex work is associated with increased vaginal microbiome diversity in young women from Mombasa, Kenya. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. Epub ahead of print. doi: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000002406. [PDF access].