Two APHRC Researchers Among Top 100 Scientists Working in Kenyan Institutions

March 27, 2015


Peter Ngure


Prof. Collins Ouma and Prof. Peter Ngure both from the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) made it to the list of top 100 scientists working in Kenyan institutions. This is according to the just released ranking by Webometrics, an initiative of the Cybermetrics Lab, that ranks Universities and Scientist across the world.

According to Webometrics, the ranking was done based on data collected during the second week of March 2015 from the public profiles of researchers working in Kenyan (Kenya, Africa) institutions. Scientists were ranked according to their declared (voluntarily) presence in the Google Scholar Citations (GSC) database. The top 100 profiles ranked in this list is a short list of all scientists working in any Kenyan Institution.

Prof. Ouma is a Senior Research Scientist and Program Leader of the Health Challenges and Systems (HCS) Research Program at the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) has been ranked 18th best scientist in Kenya. He is a Professor in Biomedical Sciences and has published widely in this field. You can read more about him here.

Prof. Ouma joined APHRC in December 2014 from Maseno University and is leading a dynamic team of over 20 multi-disciplinary researchers working on four thematic program areas within the Center’s HCS Research Program: Non-communicable Diseases; Maternal, Newborn and Child Health; Health Systems; and Infectious Diseases and Environmental Health. He shares the top 100 positions of Kenyan scientists with other revered scholars including, Olive Mugenda, Abdisalan M Noor, Ephantus Kabiru and Ahmed Hassanali.

Prof. Peter Ngure, also made it to this list of top 100 scientist working in Kenyan institutions. He recently joined the center and is managing one of the center’s research capacity strengthening initiative, Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA). He has published widely and his publications have appeared in reputable 18 peer-reviewed journals and presented in 15 international conferences in Kenya, Tanzania, Ghana, South Africa, Nigeria, Netherlands, Chile, China, India, Germany, UK and USA.