South African Young Academy of Science

Amy Slogrove

Amy Slogrove

Dr. Amy Slogrove is a paediatrician and epidemiologist in the position of Senior Lecturer at Stellenbosch University Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences in the Department of Paediatrics & Child Health and is based at the Ukwanda Centre for Rural Health in Worcester, South Africa. Amy also provides paediatric care at the primary healthcare level in the rural Breede Valley sub-district of the Western Cape where access to specialist care is challenging for communities. Amy has an MBChB from the Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine at the University of KwaZulu Natal, she specialised in paediatrics at Stellenbosch University and Tygerberg Children’s Hospital, has a PhD in Population and Public Health from the University of British Columbia in Canada and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Research at the University of Cape Town.

Amy holds an Emerging Global Leader Award from the US National Institutes of Health that she is using to establish a rural maternal and child health research unit in Worcester. The aim of this unit is to understand the effect of pregnancy and early life exposures, including HIV and antiretroviral drugs, on maternal, infant and child outcomes with a particular focus on the implications for rural and remote populations.