Research Interests

Research Interests

  • Primary Care Research,
  • Population health,
  • Infectious diseases of public interest.
  • Non-communicable diseases,
  • Palliative care

Research and Community Projects

  • BIGPIC Milo Project: 2016 to Present
  • 2021-2022. The Center For AIDS Relief (CFAR) Grant, Dr. Curt Beckwith(Brown University)-Principal Investigator” Integrating Palliative Care into routine HIV Care among the Older Populations in Rural Western Kenya” $ 25000.00 USD, Role Co-PI. Status: Ongoing.
  • 2020-2021. The Pfizer Foundation grant, Dr. Keneth Cornetta (Indana University) - Principal Investigator “Pfizer Supportive Oncology” $133,868.00 USD, Role Co-PI. Status: Ongoing.
  • 2019-2020. PCI Grant, Sonak Pastakia- Principal Investigator “Expanding access to high quality healthcare in rural Kenya-project Extension” $ 34,950, Role; Co I
  • 2019-2020 Thrasher Foundation Grant, Daria SzKwarko- Principal Investigator Using a Mobile Application to Improve Pediatric Presumptive Tuberculosis Identification in Western Kenya”, $9,142, My Role: Co-PI. Status: Completed.
  • 2018-2019. CTSI Grant, Molly Rosenberg-Principal Investigator Microfinance and Investment in health in rural Western Kenya” $8, 434, My Role: Co- PI. Status Completed.
  • UMass Office of Global Health Pilot Project Program Grant, Co-Principal Investigator 2016-2017  Closing the loop in child TB contact management: Predictors and completion of therapy outcomes in western Kenya”, $25,000 (direct only), My Role: Co-PI, Status: Completed


Successfully supervised research work for Four (4) MMed students leading to successful defense of their thesis and final thesis submission to the Moi University authorities

  1. Mbiri Zacheous N. Were. SM/PGFM/01/2016: “Relationship between adherence to chemoprophylaxis and morbidity among patients with sickle cell disease in Webuye County Hospital, Kenya”
  2. Haji Abdala Musuko: SM/PGFM/O4/2015. Title of Thesis: Prevalence and factors associated with anemia at fourteen weeks post-delivery in mothers attending child health clinic at Webuye County Hospital”
  3. Samuel N. Ateya SM/PGFM/03/2015. Title of Thesis: Injury characteristics and sub-acute phase disabilities amongst hospitalized and non-hospitalized road traffic injuries managed at Webuye County Hospital, Kenya”
  4. Joseph Yaa Karisa. SM PGFM/02/2017: “Factors associated with depression among tuberculosis patients attending TB clinic at Webuye County Hospital”

Currently supervising the following Continuing Students’ for their masters’ of Medicine research.

  1. Douglas Wanjala Makali. SM/PGFM/03/18: “Husband-wife dynamics predicting modern contraceptive use among couples attending the child health clinic at Webuye County Hospital, western Kenya”
  2. Patrick Kipngetich Rotich. SM/PGFM/03/2018: Active Case Finding of Tuberculosis in Diabetes Patients Attending Diabetic Clinic at Webuye County Hospital”
  3. Salwa Mohammed. SM/PGFM/01/2018:“Determinants of Awareness of Obstetric Danger Signs Among Women Delivering at Webuye County Hospital, Western Kenya”