Edith B. Milanzi is a medical statistician and health data scientist from Malawi. Her research interests span across analyses of real-world data from electronic health records and the use of data science approaches in routinely collected data in the social sector to advance sustainable development goals (SDGs). She was recognized as a CIPHER Growth of Leaders of Tomorrow Fellow in 2021, and she’s a member of the PENTA Network Early Career Researchers Working Group for pediatric HIV and infections research.
Edith founded FemAnalytica, a not-for-profit social enterprise whose core mission is to offer data science solutions to the social sector, with an emphasis on non-profit organizations and governmental agencies. An integral part of FemAnalytica’s vision is the empowerment and training of women in data science, mirroring Edith’s dedicated advocacy for women in STEM. She is the 2023/24 Women in Data Science Malawi Ambassador and current vice chairperson of the Organization for Women in Science in the Developing World (OWSD) Malawi chapter. She holds a Ph.D. in Statistical Epidemiology from Utrecht University, a Master’s degree in Statistics from Belgium, and a Bachelor’s degree in Statistics and Biology from the University of Malawi.