Afiba M. Agovi PhDResearch Scientist /Manager, Assistant Professor, Center for Epidemiology & Healthcare Delivery Research, JPS Health Network, Fort Worth, Texas
Afiba Manza-A. Agovi, PhD, is a Research Scientist and Assistant Professor at the JPS Health Network Center for Epidemiology & Healthcare Delivery Research. Dr. Agovi has extensive experience and expertise in epidemiology, implementation science and healthcare services research. The aim of her research is to contribute to evidence that is used to inform clinical practice and improve equitable healthcare delivery in healthcare settings. She has applied her expertise to assessing medication adherence patterns and evaluating interventions to improve adherence, to test and evaluate strategies that accelerate the integration of evidence-based practices into routine care, and to study and evaluate intended and unintended effects of healthcare interventions. Her work in these areas has largely addressed the HIV care continuum, particularly in the areas of HIV prevention, care delivery and treatment.
Dr. Agovi holds a doctoral (PhD) degree in Epidemiology from the University of South Carolina in Columbia. She obtained a Master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. She joined JPS Health network in 2018 and currently serves as the faculty lead for the HIV research program. Prior to joining the JPS, she spent four years in Namibia supporting PEPFAR’s work in Namibia to help achieve HIV epidemic control.