Staff Profiles

Dr. Matlhogonolo Kelepile

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Faculty of Science

Environmental Science


Location: Block 236/208
Phone: +267 355 2514
Email Dr. Matlhogonolo Kelepile

PhD: Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences (Michigan State University, Michigan, USA) 

MA: Geography (Binghamton University, New York, USA)

PGDE (University of Botswana)

BA: Environmental Science (University of Botswana)

I am a health and medical geographer who uses GIS and spatial epidemiological techniques in population and medical geography that enhance the complex interplay between disease, population and the environment. I also explore new theoretical perspectives to investigate how environmental change and uncertainties are understood and experienced by individuals and communities, across scales from the household to the nation.

Medical Geography

Population Geography

Medical Geography Courses Taught: 

ENS 362 Environment and Diseases

ENS 363 Health Care Geography

Population Geography Courses Taught: 

ENS 260 Environment and Population Dynamics

ENS 360 Concepts & Principles in Population Geography

ENS 361 Techniques in Population Geography

ENS 461 Advanced Techniques in Population Geography

Graduate Classes

ENS 638 Population, Environment & Development

HIV/AIDS, Antiretroviral therapies adherence,

Spatial Epidemiology, Geographic Information System (GIS),

Health Services Research, PMTCT, COVID-19.

Urban Health

Population Dynamics

GIS methods in Environmental Conservation

1. Kelepile, M., & Grady, S. C. (2018). Spatial Analysis of HIV Incidence and Prevalence and Antiretroviral (ARV) Uptake in Urban, Peri-villages and Rural Environments of Botswana, Sub-Saharan Africa. Paper presented at AAG Conference, New Orleans, USA, 2018

2. Kelepile, M., & Grady, S. C. (2020). Optimizing Antiretroviral Uptake in Rural Botswana: Advancing the World Health Organization’s Treat All Program. The Professional Geographer, 1-19.

3. Kelepile, M., & Grady, S. C. (2020). High ambient temperature and water rationing impacts on antiretroviral adherence in Greater Gaborone, Botswana in 2016. ISABB Journal of Health and Environmental Sciences, 7(2), 11-26.

In pursuit of academic excellence