South African Young Academy of Science

Amy Slogrove

Amy Slogrove

Amy Slogrove is a paediatrician and PhD epidemiologist in the position of Associate Professor at Stellenbosch University Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences in the Department of Paediatrics & Child Health and Research Lead for the Ukwanda Centre for Rural Health based at the rural Worcester Campus of Stellenbosch University. Her research program centers around pregnancy and early life exposures and their impact on infant, child and adolescent outcomes with a particular focus on HIV and antiretroviral drug exposure in utero. She is currently a Fellow of the South African Young Academy of Science and holds competitive funding from the Fogarty International Centre and National Institute of Child Health and Human Development of the US National Institutes of Health as well as the International AIDS Society. Recently Amy has lead the writing of a WHO and UNICEF policy brief on Nurturing Care for Children Affected by HIV, is providing expert input to the WHO on guidelines for children who are HIV exposed as well as clinical trials in pregnant women living with HIV. Amy provides a weekly specialist child health service for a structurally disadvantaged community in the rural Western Cape and is a strong advocate for local clinical and epidemiologic research skills capacitation amongst early career researchers.