• Research Professor, Global Health
  • Research Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology

UW Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Box 356460
Seattle, WA 98195
United States

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Chief Research Officer at the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI),a Research Professor at the university of Washington ( Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Global Health) and volunteer faculty at the University of California San Francisco , Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive sciences. She is a visiting Scientist at the University of Nairobi, an honorary lecturer at Aga Khan University in Nairobi and is faculty at the Centre for Biomedical Ethics and Culture at the Sind Institute for urology and transplantation Karachi.
Her primary research interest includes STIs, reproductive health and HIV prevention, care and treatment in addition to interest in ethics and the development of systems and structures for regulating research, She has had a focus on capacity building for many years and has been engaged in the training and mentorship young scientists. She serves on many international boards, taskforces, and committees

  • PhD (University of Washington)
  • MPH (University of Washington)
  • MM (University of Nairobi (Kenya))
  • BS (University of Nairobi (Kenya))
Country Affiliations 
  • Kiswahili
  • Luo (Dholuo)
Health Topics 
  • Bioethics
  • HIV Transmission
  • HPV
  • Implementation Science
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Research
  • STDs (other than HIV)

HIV/AIDS, Maternal Child Health (incl. Reproductive Health), STDs (other than HIV)


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Cohen Cr, Lingappa JR, Baeten JM, Ngayo MO, Spiegel CA, Hong T, Donnell D, Celum C, Kapiga S, Delany S, Bukusi EA. Bacterial vaginosis associated with increased risk of female-to-male HIV-1 transmission: a prospective cohort analysis among African couples. PLoS Med. 2012;9:e1001251. PMCID: 3383741.

Oukem-Boyer OOM, Bukusi EA. 2014. Educational Resources for Research in Ethics. In: Mariana Kruger, Paul Ndedele, Lyn Horon, ed. Research Ethics in Africa. SUN MeDIA Stellenbosch under the imprint SUN PRESS; pp 163-174.