Tirelo Modie-Moroka holds a PhD and MPH (Pittsburg), as well as an MSSW (Wisconsin). She is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Social Work at the University of Botswana. Her studies aim to uncover the psychosocial pathways through which gender inequities lead to adverse health outcomes and health disparities among populations and to develop and test interventions that promote health and gender equity. Her most recent project involved working with Nkaikela Youth Group RTI’s HIV-MARPs Project whose focus was to develop the capacity of Implementing Partners in psycho-social support for female sex workers in Tlokweng, Gaborone, Selibe-Phikwe, Francistown and Kasane using a women-specific, theory-driven, relational, multidisciplinary, and integrated group work intervention model. She also has particular interest in broadening the scope of scientific knowledge and expertise through the design of assessments and interventions, as well as the promotion of translational, dissemination and implementation (TDI) science research.
Dr Modie-Moroka is a public health social worker whose research interests have focused on a broad array of issues including social determinants of health and mental health, stress and health outcomes, social support and social capital, women and youth in prison, HAART adherence, families with severe and persistent mental illness (FSPMI), intimate partner violence, alcohol abuse and cross-border migration and HIV risk.