Staff Profiles

Dr. Roy Tapera

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Faculty of Health Sciences

School of Public Health

Senior Lecturer

Phone: +267 355 4655
Email Dr. Roy Tapera

Doctor of Philosophy (Public Health)

Masters in Medical Informatics 

Master of Public Health

BSc Health Promotion and Education

Dr Roy Tapera is a senior lecturer with more than 18 years of experience in Public Health issues working in the School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Botswana. He teaches Epidemiology, Control of Communicable Diseases, Biostatistics, and Health informatics. He has co-authored more than 30 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters in epidemiological studies, medical informatics, substance use and health promotion. He possesses excellent skills in Data analysis using SPSS, R, and STATA. He sits on the Anti-Tobacco Network (ATN) board, a Non Governmental organization with a vision to have a tobacco-free Botswana. Dr Tapera is also an active member of The International Consortium of Universities for Drug Demand Reduction (ICUDDR).

Health Informatics


Health Promotion

Communicable diseases



Health Informatics

Determinants of behaviour

Epidemiology of communicable and non communicable diseases

Health Promotion

In pursuit of academic excellence