Takhona Grace Hlatshwako

Takhona is a Rhodes Scholar from the Kingdom of Eswatini.

She obtained an MSc in Global Health Science and Epidemiology from Oxford University and a Bachelor of Science in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

She is interested in global health, health policy, and the implications of social policy on public health.



  1. Hlatshwako T, Conserve D, Day S, Reynolds Z, Weir S, Tucker JD. Increasing Men's Engagement in HIV Testing and Treatment Programs Through Crowdsourcing: A Mixed-Methods Analysis in Eswatini. Sex Transm Dis. 2021;48(10):789-797. doi:10.1097/OLQ.0000000000001408 

  2. Hlatshwako TG, Shah SJ, Kosana P, Adebayo E, Hendriks J, Larsson EC, Hensel DJ, Erausquin JT, Marks M, Michielsen K, Saltis H, Francis JM, Wouters E, Tucker JD. Online health survey research during COVID-19. Lancet Digit Health. 2021;3(2):e76-e77. doi:10.1016/S2589-7500(21)00002-9 

  3. Day S, Hlatshwako TG, Lloyd A, Han L, Tang W, Bayus B, Tucker JD. Evaluating and volunteering for crowdsourced interventions: Cross-sectional data on COVID-19 safety from a University Survey. PLoS One. 2022;17(9):e0275127. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0275127 

  1. Day S, Li C, Hlatshwako TG, Abu-Hijleh F, Han L, Deitelzweig C, Bayus B, Ramaswamy R, Tang W, Tucker JD. Assessment of a Crowdsourcing Open Call for Approaches to University Community Engagement and Strategic Planning During COVID-19. JAMA Netw Open. 2021;4(5):e2110090. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.10090 

  1. Byrne M, Tan RKJ, Wu D, Marley G, Hlatshwako TG, Tao Y, Bissram J, Nachman S, Tang W, Ramaswamy R, Tucker JD. Prosocial Interventions and Health Outcomes: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. JAMA Netw Open. 2023;6(12):e2346789. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2023.46789. In print. 

  1. Tahlil KM, Rachal L, Gbajabiamila T, Nwaozuru U, Obiezu-Umeh C, Hlatshwako T, Tembo M, Willis N, Nyagog CO, Vorkoper S, et al. Assessing Engagement of Adolescents and Young Adults (AYA) in HIV Research: A Multi-method Analysis of a Crowdsourcing Open Call and Typology of AYA Engagement in Sub-Saharan Africa. AIDS Behav. 2022;1-12. doi:10.1007/s10461-022-03786-3 

  1. Marley G, Tan RKJ, Wu D, Wang T, Sun M, Sheng Q, Holly ME, Hlatshwako TG, Wang C, Tang W, Ramaswamy R, Yang L, Luo D, Sylvia SS, Gray K, Van Duin D, Zheng H, Tucker JD. Pay-it-forward gonorrhea and chlamydia testing among men who have sex with men and male STD patients in China: the PIONEER pragmatic, cluster randomized controlled trial protocol. BMC Public Health. 2023;23(1):1182. doi:10.1186/s12889-023-16095-8 

  1. Toller Erausquin J, Tan RKJ, Uhlich M, Francis JM, Kumar N, Campbell L, Zhang WH, Hlatshwako TG, Kosana P, Shah S, et al. The International Sexual Health And REproductive Health during COVID-19 (I-SHARE) Study: A Multicountry Analysis of Adults from 30 Countries Prior to and During the Initial Coronavirus Disease 2019 Wave. Clin Infect Dis. 2022;75(1):e991-e999. doi:10.1093/cid/ciac102 

  1. Campbell L, Tan RKJ, Uhlich M, Francis JM, Mark K, Miall N, Eleuteri S, Gabster A, Shamu S, Plášilová L, Kemigisha E, Olumide A, Kosana P, Hurtado-Murillo F, Larsson EC, Cleeve A, Calvo González S, Perrotta G, Fernández Albamonte V, Blanco L, Schröder J, Adebayo A, Hendriks J, Saltis H, Marks M, Wu D, Morroni C, Esho T, Briken P, Hlatshwako TG, Ryan R, et al. Intimate Partner Violence During COVID-19 Restrictions: A Study of 30 Countries From the I-SHARE Consortium. J Interpers Violence. 2023;8862605221141865. doi:10.1177/08862605221141865