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National Institute for Medical Research

Muhimbili Medical Research Centre

Staff Profile


Staff Profile

Ms. Doris David Mbata is a senior research scientist at the National Institute for M,edical Research (NIMR). She holds a Master’s degree in Demography (population studies) and Bachelor of Arts in Education; both from the university of Dar es Salam. She is currently a PhD candidate at the open university of Tanzania; perusing a project on Stakeholders’ engagement and strategies for data packaging, translation and utilization; under the project on molecular surveillance of malaria in Tanzania (MSMT). Doris has over 16 years working as a social scientist. She has extensively worked with qualitative research methodology, and she is also acquainted with quantitative research methodology. She has vast experience working with multidisciplinary teams, and she interacts and works with different experts both national and international. For over 16 years of her research career, she has gained proficiency in conducting research, including the use of technology and software to conduct analysis such as qualitative data analysis using Nvivo software, and quantitative data analysis using STATA and SPSS. She is therefore able to work under a challenging environment and produce great results, this relies on her ability to self-management, flexibility, and always maintaining effective work relationship with other workers. Doris, she is hardworking, committed and reliable individual who welcomes the opportunity to share growing skills and abilities while learning all she can in accomplishing her goals. She is also optimistic, and this relies on seeing health research results translated and utilized to achieve a better future for the betterment of community at large. Doris, a flexible person; self-motivated; independent; team player; optimistic and passionate about research translation and utilization. Email;, Mobile; +255754335433