Hiram Kariuki Ndichu

Hiram Kariuki Ndichu

Research Officer

ABOUT Hiram Kariuki Ndichu

Hiram is a research officer working in the IDRC Breaking Barriers for Women in STEM study, which is generating evidence on women’s participation and experiences in postgraduate STEM training. He is also part of the Catalyze Initiative team, which is building the research capacities of Africa’s Universities and research institutions. 

He is currently in his second year (Thesis) pursuing an MSc. in Applied Epidemiology at AMREF International University (AMIU) and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Microbiology and Biotechnology. Since 2011, he has served as team lead, supervising various projects within different research units in the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC). He has extensive experience in fieldwork supervision and coordinating research projects both locally and regionally. His experience spans projects in Chronic Diseases, HIV/AIDS, Mental Health, and research capacity strengthening. Prior to joining APHRC he previously worked for Busara Center and Behavioral Economics in fieldwork supervision. 

He is passionate about civic leadership and spends his free time coordinating mentorship activities in the Viwandani slums through a community-based organization (CBO) he co-founded. He is also a young leader under the Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI) Alumni Chapter of Kenya.