Dr Lukoye Atwoli is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry in the Department of Mental Health at the School of Medicine, Moi University College of Health Sciences. He is also a Consultant Psychiatrist at the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH) and at the Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare (AMPATH). He is the head of Mental Health Services at the Centre for Assault Recovery- Eldoret (CAR-E) (a specialized Centre for sexual and gender-based violence).
In addition, Dr Atwoli is a Visiting Scientist at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, and an Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Cape Town's Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health. He is involved in research on Trauma and Posttraumatic Syndromes, Students and Youth Mental Health, and Neuropsychiatric Genetics.
Dr Atwoli is also a social and health rights advocate and has influenced and participated in the development of numerous policies and programmes in Kenya. He currently serves as the Vice-President of the Kenya Medical Association and is the Secretary-General of the African Association of Psychiatrists. Dr Atwoli is the Treasurer of the African College of NeuroPsychopharmacology (AfCNP), and sits on the Kenyan Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board as well on several advisory boards nationally and internationally.
Dr Atwoli writes a weekly column in the Sunday Nation (https://www.nation.co.ke/authors/1959272-1951794-mvlhjwz/index.html) through which he dissects social issues in Kenya and beyond.
Research interests in: Psychotrauma; General hospital psychiatry; HIV and Mental Health; and Student mental health.
Scholarly works may be found on Google Scholar (https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&authuser=1&user=kdonq8MAAAAJ), Researchgate (https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Lukoye_Atwoli) and Mendeley (https://www.mendeley.com/profiles/lukoye-atwoli/)