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Dr Moshi Optat Herman

Teaching Fellow

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Dr Moshi Optat Herman is a Teaching Fellow in Global Health at King’s Centre for Global Health & Health Partnerships. Moshi is also a Senior Research Scientist at the Ifakara Health Institute in Tanzania, his country of origin. He completed his BA in Economics (Hons) at Middlebury College (VT, USA) and MA and PhD at Brown University (RI, USA) specializing in the subfields of Demography and Political Economy of Development. Moshi was previously a Fellow in Demography at the London School of Economics. His research focuses on connections between political-economic transitions and long-term demographic trends with an emphasis on population health outcomes in sub-Saharan Africa.

Beyond Africa, Moshi reads about health systems, particularly on how they mitigate durable inequalities in health. He also has a growing research interest centred at the nexus of conflict, migration and health. His research is mostly statistical using both micro nationally-representative cross-sectional data, such as Demographic and Health Surveys, and aggregate country-level time series data. At King’s, Moshi leads the iBSc in Global Health course. In terms of teaching, he co-leads International Development & Health, Health Systems & Policy and Research Methodology modules. Previously, both in the United States and in the United Kingdom, he has led the following courses: Introductory Statistics, Quantitative Data Analysis, Demographic Methods, Migration: Population Trends & Policy, Global Health & Health Inequalities and Political Economy of African Development.