Harriet Okatch, PhD

Senior Fellow
Public Health Interests

Adherence, HIV/AIDS



Current Public-Health Related Activities

Harriet Okatch brings her chemistry expertise to public health and at this intersection studies the effect of traditional medicines on the HIV treatment outcomes. Her current work includes evaluating the factors associated with HIV/AIDS medication adherence in HIV-infected adolescents in Botswana.

Select Publications:

H. Okatch, S. Bellamy, X. Han, B. Ratshaa, A. P. Steenhoff, M. Mosepele, G. P. Bisson, R. Gross, CD4 cell counts at antiretroviral therapy initiation in Botswana have been increasing, Clinical Infectious Diseases; Published online Dec13, 2015.

H. Okatch, T. J. Sowicz, H. Teng, L. Pilling, M. Harmon, C. Brewer, A. Buttenheim, Nursing students as epidemiologists: A simulation approach, Clinical Simulation in Nursing; 12: 2 (2016) 51-61.

H. Okatch, K. Andrae-Marobela, K. Monyatsi, A. Masizana-Katongo, B. Ngwenya, M. Muzila, Perceptions of safety and efficacy of traditional medicines in Botswana, International Journal of Nutrition, Food and Public Health, 6:2 (2013) 143-157.