Dr. Candice Chetty-Makkan [Principal Researcher]

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Dr. Candice Chetty-Makkan

Candice M Chetty-Makkan is a Senior Researcher at the Health Economics and Epidemiology Research Office (HE2RO). Candice also has an honorary senior lecturer position at the School of Public Health, University of Witwatersrand. She has a doctorate degree from the University of Witwatersrand in Research Psychology and has approximately 15 years’ experience in public health research. Candice’s key areas of interest include understanding the socio-behavioural factors that impact the lives of people who are at risk for HIV and TB. Candice has been involved in projects that included a mix of qualitative and quantitative research methods that focussed on understanding participant preferences, barriers and motivators to accessing health care. She has experience with epidemiology, implementation science studies and clinical trials. Candice has been the qualitative lead, co-investigator and principal investigator on multiple studies. Currently, Candice is the Senior Behavioural Scientist on the Indlela project that is aimed at building capacity to design and test nudges and other behavioural solutions to improve the effectiveness of health services and achieve better health outcomes in South Africa.

Candice has presented at multiple international and local conferences. She is a mentor for the IAVI ITAPS UCSF scientific manuscript writing programme; supervises masters and doctorate level students; and a reviewer for multiple journals. Candice is an author and co-author on more than 15 scientific manuscripts that can be accessed from