Thabani Nyoni is originally from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. He earned his BA honors degree in History & Development Studies in 2004 and an MA in Development Studies in 2008 from Midlands State University in Zimbabwe. In 2009, Thabani was a Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow who got his professional development at the University of Minnesota between August 2009 to May 2010. In May 2016, he completed his MSW degree at the University of California, Berkeley. During his MSW program, he received a two-year MasterCard Foundation scholarship to support studies. He was also awarded a summer research fellowship grant by the Berkeley Graduate Development Fellowship Program to conduct a qualitative research study on refugee health and rights community mobilization. Thabani has over eight (8) years of professional experience that includes working in government service social sector, social justice with the non-profit sector in Zimbabwe, South Africa, and the United States. He also taught on a part-time basis at two universities in Zimbabwe. During his spare time, he enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing tennis, watching soccer and movies.
Health disparities (global, economic and racial/ ethnic).
Supportive social networks and resilience in mental wellbeing, HIV prevention, and treatment outcomes.
Most-at-risk populations (adolescents, migrants, refugees, and female sex workers).
Intervention research, dissemination, and implementation science, survey methodology and qualitative methods
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