Maurice Mutisya

Maurice Mutisya

Associate Research Scientist

ABOUT Maurice Mutisya

Maurice works with the Education and Youth Empowerment and Maternal and Child Wellbeing Units at the Center. Currently, he is working on an urban education project aimed at promoting access to quality education for children living in urban poor households in East and West Africa. He is also managing a project that aims to understand caring practices and support for early childhood development (ECD) among nomadic communities in Kenya.  

He holds a Ph.D. in Public Health from the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa, an MSc. in Population-based Field Epidemiology from the same university and a Bsc. in Math and Computer Science from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.


Maurice joined APHRC in 2004 as a field staff under the NUHDSS and later as a Research Assistant. He has a special interest in understanding the linkages between education and health. 

He is driven by the need to contribute to the development of marginalized populations through evidence generation to influence policies, practices, and actions that can lead to the improvement of their wellbeing.

From Evidence to Policy and Practice: Improving Urban Education in East Africa
This is the second phase of the urban Education project…
Urban Education Project
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Kinship, Nuptiality, and Child Health Outcomes in a Low Income Urban Area
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