Stephen Gakuo Maina

Stephen Gakuo Maina


ABOUT Stephen Gakuo Maina

Stephen Gakuo is a Statistician at the African Population and Health Research Center, domiciled in the Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases unit. He is currently engaged in an external evaluation of the Blantyre Prevention Strategy in Malawi and in the NIH-KINSHIP study being conducted in urban informal settlements of Nairobi, Kenya.

Gakuo holds a master’s degree in Statistical Science from Strathmore University (2022) and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and computer science from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture Technology (2010) and has over a decade of experience in data management of clinical trials-based research, health services research, and data analysis, and has worked as a Data Manager Analyst for KEMRI Center for Clinical Research-Partners in Health and Research Development where he worked on PrEP trials targeting discordant couples and Adolescent Girls and Young Women. His professional interests lie at the intersection of implementation science and statistical methodology and are particularly focused on applying statistical methods to evaluate the impact of policies and programs.

Gakuo is driven by the desire to bring tangible and measurable impact to society through the implementation of verifiable research.

He derives passion in mentoring adolescent boys and young men on masculine issues around life, mental health, career choices, and expectations.