Dr Wanjiru Mukoma PhD, is the Executive Director LVCT Health where she provides management and oversight for research, national and international policy engagements, institutional monitoring and evaluation. She has successfully led and managed public-private partnership initiatives between LVCT, private sector and tertiary institutions and is currently focused on strengthening collaborative research. As a member of various national Technical Working Groups in Kenya, she has ensured utilisation of LVCT’s programmes and research evidence in the development of national policies and programmes.
Dr Mukoma obtained her doctorate in Psychiatry and Mental Health from the University of Cape Town. She has conducted a randomised control study of a school based HIV intervention in South Africa and has experience writing research proposals, managing large research projects, qualitative and quantitative analysis. She has more than 15 years’ experience in HIV and Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH) research, programming, management and policy advocacy in Kenya and South Africa.
Dr Mukoma has published more than 15 articles in peer reviewed journals as first or co-author, authored four book chapters and presented at many national and international conferences. She regularly reviews manuscript for various journals including Health Education Research and for national reports, documents and policies on HIV in Kenya.