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Dr Richard J Munthali

South Africa

AIMS South Africa 2013

“AIMS network gives you boundless career opportunities, what you need is to actively participate and grab them” Dr Munthali. Richard, from Malawi, completed his BSc in Mathematical Sciences Education (Statistics and Computing) from the Polytechnic, University of Malawi. He graduated from AIMS South Africa in 2013 and immediately after was part of the first cohort of the AIMS Industry Initiative, he worked for six months as an App developer at Communitech, Kitchener, Canada. He then obtained his PhD in Bioinformatics at Wits in 2017. He did spend some time at the University of Cambridge, UK and Emory University, USA as a visiting PhD researcher under different fellowships. He did Postdoctoral research at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, Canada in bioinformatics and statistical genetics. Dr Munthali is currently the Research Statistician and Researcher at the Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute (WRHI), Wits University. His current research interests include development and application of mathematical, statistical and computational tools in understanding the genetic and epigenetics contribution to the risk of complex diseases, multimorbidity and mental health, healthcare predictive and prescriptive analytics using lifestyle, clinical, environmental and genetic health care data. He has authored more than 26 publications with more than 300 citations for more details visit

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