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Biostatistics is a field of study that pays well - 11 months ago, 8 Mar 18:22

Dr Daisy Salifu is a senior biostatistician and director of the biostatistics unit at the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE) in Nairobi. Her specialisation is entomology (scientific study of insects), parasitology (scientific study of parasitic organisms) and ecology (the science of interrelationship between organisms and their environment). Dr Salifu, a Malawian, taught applied statistics at the University of Malawi’s Bunda College before coming to Kenya in 2003. For five years, she taught statistics as a visiting lecturer at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), where she also earned her PhD in statistics. In 2009, she got a job at ICIPE as a senior research assistant (biostatistician), a role she has held to date. “Biostatistics involves the statistical processes and methods applied in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of biological data in areas such as human biology, health, and medicine. Biostatisticians derive statistical methods or models ...
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