Rapid urbanization in major cities in Africa, has contributed to a surge in informal settlements, also commonly referred to as slums. Although located close to urban centers, slum residents are prone to poorer health indicators than...read more
Caroline is an early career public health scientist with interest in non -communicable diseases and health systems strengthening. She has a combination of laboratory experience and community based work with expertise in qualitative research methodology (photovoice and participatory videos, NVIVO). She has skills in engaging and working with vulnerable populations and also engaging with various stakeholders including policymakers and other partner organizations.
As a research officer she manages a project on home based treatment of hypertension, using a user-friendly mHealth based model to implement and evaluate a patient-centered, technology-driven home-based hypertension treatment in populations with low and middle socio economic status in Nairobi, Kenya. She also manages Global Health Research Unit (GHRU) on improving health in the slum project, in the health and systems for health (HSH) unit.
Carol has a Master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Liverpool and a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biomedical Technology from the University of Nairobi. Prior to joining APHRC, she worked at the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) where she was involved in research on neglected tropical diseases and use of alternative medicine as an intervention for control of neglected tropical diseases.
Carol is driven to make a difference in the vulnerable populations, especially making life better for mothers through better support systems.