Dr Were is a Professor, Department of Reproductive Health, Moi University School of Medicine. He is a senior reproductive health specialist with over 20 years of experience in the provision of obstetrics and gynecological care in the context of a university teaching hospital. He has substantial HIV research training, including public health training from Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD), the Arthur Ashe Foundation for Defeat AIDS Fellowship at Cornell University (Ithaca, NY) in 2004, and the Principles of STD/HIV Research at the University of Washington (Seattle, WA) in 2007. He led the Maternal Newborn Child Health activities at the Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare (AMPATH) HIV program in western Kenya between 2008 and 2018. He has been a site principal investigator for two large HIV prevention clinical trials including Partners PrEP study that concluded in 2013. He has also received support from the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) to estimate the HIV incidence among female sex workers and women in HIV sero-discordant relationships in Eldoret, Kenya. Additionally, he has led the Institutional Research Ethics Committee for Moi University over the last 20 years and a co- investigator and trainer in Moi International Research Ethics Program supported by the Fogarty International. He is currently working in the area of building the institutional capacity to prevent and manage research misconduct through a Forgaty grant focusing on HIV researchers. Additionally, has has just closed the data collection phase of a PMTCT research focusing on enhancing retention in care using m-Health interventions.