Gwinyai Masukume

Gwinyai Masukume’s main research interest is the unintended long-term adverse health outcomes of Cesarean section in offspring delivered via this mode. While Cesarean section is certainly lifesaving, non-medically indicated surgical delivery has burgeoned worldwide.

Associations between Cesarean delivery and developing cancer, asthma, diabetes, obesity and other conditions have been established in the literature. Gwinyai’s interest is in using large contemporary longitudinal cohorts to evaluate and quantify the magnitude and trends of such associations.

Other active research interests include the sex ratio at birth, food-related medical terms, ectopic pregnancy and using Wikimedia (which hosts Wikipedia) as a scholarly open access publishing platform.

Career profile

  • 2016 – present PhD student, INFANT Centre. 
  • 2015 MSc Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
  • 2012 Dip Obst, Colleges of Medicine of South Africa
  • 2008 MB ChB Medicine and Surgery, University of Zimbabwe

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