Principal Investigator

Research group:


Emelda heads the Population Health Unit within the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme in Kenya which aims to understand determinants of health transitions and vulnerabilities at fine scales across Africa and works to embed the use of data for decision-making by national ministries. Prior to this position Emelda was a Program Officer/Gates Fellow within the Global Health Team at the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation. She has worked on evaluating the public health impact of malaria control, on evaluating anti-retroviral treatment programs while at the Institute for Heath Metrics and Evaluation-IHME and on developing strategies for primary health care at Philips Research Africa. Emelda has a PhD in Epidemiology, has been awarded two internationally competitive Wellcome Trust (UK) Fellowships and is widely published.


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Innovating to enhance clinical data management using non-commercial and open source solutions across a multi-center network supporting inpatient pediatric care and research in Kenya

Tuti, T., Bitok, M., Paton, C., Makone, B., Malla, L., Muinga, N., Gathara, D., English, M.

J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2016; : 184-92

Assessing health system interventions: key points when considering the value of randomization

English, M., Schellenberg, J., Todd, J.

Bull World Health Organ. 2011; : 907-12

A multifaceted intervention to implement guidelines and improve admission paediatric care in Kenyan district hospitals: a cluster randomised trial

Ayieko, P., Ntoburi, S., Wagai, J., Opondo, C., Opiyo, N., Migiro, S., Wamae, A., Mogoa, W., Were, F., Wasunna, A., Fegan, G., Irimu, G., English, M.

PLoS Med. 2011; : e1001018

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