Dr Jessica Price recently completed her DPhil in Primary Care Health Sciences as a Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford. Her thesis focused on mortality among children under the age of five, specifically trying to better understand why a high proportion of child deaths occur at home in rural South Africa.
Jessica has published her longitudinal study on home deaths of children under 5 years in rural South Africa; analysis of the experiences and perceptions around the deaths of children who died unexpectedly in health care facilities in Cape Town, South Africa; and social autopsy on care pathways during a child’s final illness in rural South Africa; review of place of death, care-seeking and care pathway progression in the final illnesses of children under five years of age in sub-Saharan Africa.
She also co-authored the most recent. Cochrane review on the use of death audits to reduce maternal and child deaths.
Jessica is a research fellow in the MRC/Wits Agincourt Unit, where her research focuses on verbal autopsy, child illness and HIV.