Thembekile Shato, PhD, MPH

P50 Postdoctoral Fellow, Implementation Science Center for Cancer Control

PhD, St. Louis University, 2020
MPH, University of Cape Town, 2017

Dr. Shato’s research interests include intervention development and implementation science research focused on improving health seeking behavior, access to preventive healthcare, and sexual and reproductive health. She is also interested in the role of social and structural determinants in the uptake of evidence-based interventions for chronic disease prevention and to reduce health disparities among adolescents and women. Her dissertation focused on cervical cancer prevention using quantitative and qualitative participatory research methods to examine the utilization and provision of cervical cancer screening among multiple stakeholders in urban Zimbabwe.