Phelgona Otieno, MBChB, MPH

Principal Investigator, Kenya

Dr. Phelgona Otieno is a pediatrician and epidemiologist with long standing experience in conducting research in maternal health, HIV PMTCT, child health programs, as well as mentorship of health professionals. She is the principal investigator for PTBi-Kenya, where she leads a team of four investigators and over 15 study implementers. At the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), she is a principal research officer based at the Center for Clinical Research. Her other research activities include agricultural interventions to promote child health, exploration of immune functions among children with moderate acute malnutrition as well as experiments on new interventions for moderate acute malnutrition. Dr. Otieno has training and experience in good clinical practice, clinical research monitoring and bioethics. Her research interests include community interventions that lead to health promotion and alleviation of risks to children and women in Kenya.