DR. EMELDA OKIRO
DR. EMELDA OKIRO
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.
The need for pragmatic clinical trials in low and middle income settings – taking essential neonatal interventions delivered as part of inpatient care as an illustrative example
English, M., Karumbi, J., Maina, M., Aluvaala, J., Gupta, A., Zwarenstein, M., Opiyo, N.
BMC Med. 2016; : 5
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
English, M., Schellenberg, J., Todd, J.
Bull World Health Organ. 2011; : 907-12
Designing a theory-informed, contextually appropriate intervention strategy to improve delivery of paediatric services in Kenyan hospitals
Implement Sci. 2013; : 39
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