Since completing a Masters Degree in Public Health from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1999, I have worked as a research professional in various posts. I have worked in both the public health and bio-medical sector in the United States, Kenya and now in the United Kingdom. I have experience in collecting, managing and analysing, health monitoring and surveillance information including setting up an electronic field-based data collection system in a rural setting in Kenya. I am a listed author in over ten peer reviewed journal articles, mainly from my tenure as a data manager for Malaria Immunology and Epidemiology Group at the Wellcome Trust funded, Oxford University Tropical Network site at the Kenya Medical Research Institute in Kilifi, Kenya. I headed up the research department of a non-profit international organisation- Population Services Kenya, where I was responsible for supporting interventions by designing and implementing studies that provided evidence useful for designing, monitoring and evaluating their social marketing interventions. My main interest is in the epidemiology and aetiology of injury (and burn injuries in particular) in low and middle-income countries, and how better surveillance systems can be put in place to monitor this public health concern.

Publications

  1. Explaining discrepancies in reproductive health indicators from population-based surveys and exit surveys: a case from Rwanda. Health Policy and Planning 16(2), 137-143.
  2. & The Haptoglobin 2-2 Genotype Is Associated with a Reduced Incidence of Plasmodium falciparum Malaria in Children on the Coast of Kenya. Clinical Infectious Diseases 44(6), 802-809.
  3. & Extended Follow-Up Following a Phase 2b Randomized Trial of the Candidate Malaria Vaccines FP9 ME-TRAP and MVA ME-TRAP among Children in Kenya. PLoS ONE 2(8), e707
  4. & Defining Childhood Severe Falciparum Malaria for Intervention Studies. PLoS Medicine 4(8), e251
  5. & Interactions between Age and ITN Use Determine the Risk of Febrile Malaria in Children. PLoS ONE 4(12), e8321

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