Patrick Opiyo Owili

Patrick Opiyo Owili

Program Coordinator

ABOUT Patrick Opiyo Owili

Patrick is currently coordinating several projects including the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) project on Capacity Development of Applied Epidemiologists, the APHRC-Transitioning to Virtual Academy, the UN Women program on Capacity Development Strategy to Enhance Capacities of National Institutions to Collect Violence Against Women Data, and the APHRC-Training curriculum.

Patrick earned his Ph.D. degrees from the School of Medicine at National Yang-Ming University in Taipei, Taiwan. His first Ph.D. was in Public Health with an emphasis on Health Policy, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Health Systems and Global Health, while his second Ph.D. was in Environmental Science and Technology with an emphasis on Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences.

Prior to joining APHRC, Patrick served as a senior lecturer and a program coordinator of the Master of Science in Global Health and Master of Public Health programs at the University of Eastern Africa, Baraton in Kenya. He has also served as an adjunct senior lecturer at Diaconia University of Applied Sciences and Arcada University of Applied Sciences (Helsinki, Finland), Adventist University of Africa, and Kabarak University in Kenya. He has lectured, mentored and supervised several graduate and undergraduate students. Further, he is a registered and licensed lead expert of the Environmental Impact Assessment and Audit with the National Environment Management Authority of Kenya (NEMA).

Patrick was the 2019 Reizenstein Award winner, and is passionate about capacity building and conducting research in several key public health-related areas including maternal, newborn and child health, health systems and financing, health service research, quality in health care, health policy research, air pollution and health outcome, environmental and occupational health sciences, human health risk assessment, and effects of particulate matter.

He is a mentor to other researchers towards the advancement of research and evidence generation. His research is geared towards informing policy actions not only in Africa but globally. You can find his publications through his ORCiD account here.