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Dr. Willard Tinago


BSc (Hon) Stats, MSc Biostats, PhD

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Medical Statistics

Faculty: College of Health Science
Research Category: Health and Medicine


1. Lambert JS, Murtagh R, Menezes D, O'Carroll A, Murphy C, Cullen W, McHugh T, Avramovic G, Tinago W, van Hout MC.'HepCheck Dublin':an intensified hepatitis C screening programme in a homeless population demonstrates the need for alternative models of care. BMC Infect Dis.2019 Feb 7;19(1):128. doi:10.1186/s12879-019-3748-2.
2. Cowman J, Richter L, Walsh R, Keegan N, Tinago W, Ricco AJ, Hennessy BT, Kenny D, Dunne E. Dynamic platelet function is markedly different in patients with cancer compared to healthy donors. Platelets. 2018 Sep 25:1-6. doi: 10.1080/09537104.2018.1513475.
3. Gwitira I, Murwira A, Masocha M, Zengeya FM, Shekede MD, Chirenda J, Tinago W, Mberikunashe J, Masendu R. GIS-based stratification of malaria risk zones for Zimbabwe, Geocarto International. 2018 June 07. doi: 10.1080/10106049.2018.1478889.
4. O`Hallaran JA, Dunne E, Tinago W, Denieffe S, Kenny D, Mallon PWG. Switching from abacavir to tenofovir disoproxil fumarate is associated with rises in soluble glycoprotein VI, suggesting changes in platelet-collagen interactions. AIDS. 2018 Feb 12. doi: 10.1097/QAD.0000000000001783.
5. Jones M, Denieffe S, Griffin C, Tinago W, Fitzgibbon MC. Evaluation of cystatin C in malignancy and comparability of estimates of GFR in oncology patients. Pract Lab. 2017 May 19;8:95-104. doi: 10.1016/j.plabm.2017.05.005.
6. McGettrick P, Ghavami-Kia B, Tinago W, Macken A, O`Halloran J, Lambert JS, Sheehan G, Mallon PWG. The HIV Care Cascade and sub-analysis of those linked to but not retained in care: the experience from a tertiary HIV referral service in Dublin Ireland. HIV Clinical Trials. 2017 May;18(3):93-99. doi: 10.1080/15284336.2017.1298317.
7. Tinago W, Cotter AG, Sabin CA, Macken A, Kavanagh E, Brady JJ, McCarthy G, Compston J, Mallon PW; HIV UPBEAT Study Group. Predictors of longitudinal change in bone mineral density in a cohort of HIV-positive and negative subjects.AIDS. 2017 Mar 13;31(5):643-652. doi: 10.1097/QAD.0000000000001372.
8. Samaneka WP, Mandozana G, Tinago W, Nhando N, Mgodi NM, Bwakura-Dangarembizi MF, Munjoma MW, Gomo ZA, Chirenje ZM, Hakim JG. Adult Hematology and Clinical Chemistry Laboratory Reference Ranges in a Zimbabwean Population. PLoS One. 2016 Nov 3;11(11):e0165821. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0165821.
9. Mashavave G, Kuona P, Tinago W, Stray-Pedersen B, Munjoma M, Musarurwa C. Dried blood spot omega-3 and omega-6 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acid levels in 7-9 year old Zimbabwean children: a cross sectional study.BMC Clin Pathol. 2016 Aug 5;16:14. doi: 10.1186/s12907-016-0035-7.
10. Tawanda Marufu, Seter Siziya, Willard Tinago. Impact of Vaccination on Measles Transmission Patterns in Gweru City, Zimbabwe, 1960-89. European Journal of Preventive Medicine. Vol. 4, No. 3, 2016, pp.65-72. doi: 10.11648/j.ejpm.20160403.13
11. Tawanda Marufu, Willard Tinago, Seter Siziya. Changes in Rates of Measles Transmission and Force of Infection in Gweru City, Zimbabwe: A Retrospective Study. European Journal of Preventive Medicine. Vol. 4, No. 2, 2016, pp. 28-31. doi: 10.11648/j.ejpm.20160402.11
12. Tawanda Marufu, Seter Siziya, Willard Tinago. Impact of Malnutrition and Measles Mortality on Under-fives All-Cause Mortality In Gweru City, Zimbabwe, in 1960-89. European Journal of Preventive Medicine. Vol. 3, No. 6, 2015, pp. 209-212. doi: 10.11648/j.ejpm.20150306.19
13. Tawanda Marufu, Seter Siziya, Willard Tinago. Comparison of Impact of Single Dose and Multiple Dose Measles Vaccination Strategies on Measles Transmission Patterns. European Journal of Preventive Medicine. Vol. 3, No. 3, 2015, pp. 80-84. doi: 10.11648/j.ejpm.20150303.18
14. Gomani P, Matubu AT, Mujuru HA, Munjoma MW, Tinago W, Mandozana G, Hakim JG, Gomo ZAR, Chirenje ZM. Hematological and Biochemical Laboratory Reference Intervals for Zimbabwean Adolescents. Clin.Lab 2015; 61: 101-111. doi: 10.7754/Clin.Lab.2014.140506

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