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Ms. Kethi M. M.
P.O. BOX Nairobi, KENYA GPO cell
CITIZENSHIP US citizen currently residing in Nairobi, Kenya registered alien EDUCATION Oberlin College, September May Degree type & Graduation date: Bachelor of Arts and Science May Major: Biology G.P.A: ./.
Related Course work: Organic Chemistry, Organismal Biology, Genetics, Evolution and Ecology, Structure and Relativity, Chemical Principles in Thermodynamics, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Statistics for the Biological Sciences, Neuroscience CNS/PNS, Microbiology, Neuroendocrinology and Calculus I. Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, September Atlanta, GA Degree type & Graduation date: Master&;s in Public Health May Program: Global Health Concentration: Community Health Development G.P.A: ./. Related Coursework: Statistical Methods I, Epidemiologic Methods I, International Policy, Qualitative Research Methods, Emerging Infectious Disease, Strategies in International Health, Proposal Development, Survey Methods, Monitoring & Evaluation, International Health Program Management, AIDS: Public Health Implications, Anthropology Perspectives, Environmental Health; Communicating for Healthy Behavior & Social Change SKILLS Language: English fluent and French basic Technical: Microsoft Windows XP , MSDOS, Internet Applications, Microsoft Office Word; PowerPoint; Project, Microsoft Works Task Launcher, Adobe Reader . & Outlook Express, EPI INFO, Maxqda qualitative data analysis software & NVivo & Qualitative data analysis software, SPSS & SAS WORK EXPERIENCE M&E Research Management & Documentation Officer IntraHealth International, Inc. Jul current Nairobi, Kenya Provide ongoing technical assistance to program staff to ensure that key implementation activities are carried out appropriately In conjunction with M&E specialist, developed sets of measurable indicators to inform the Performance Monitoring Plan PMP as per USAID guidelines Draft/ edit program and M&E/R reports and other writing materials abstracts, policy briefs, success stories for internal and external dissemination Coordinate information sharing activities within the Capacity Kenya program: M&E/R department receives monthly progress reports from program staff in a timely fashion Coordinate information sharing activities within the Capacity Kenya program: Ensure timely dissemination of key documents and reading materials to program staff
Led mapping exercise and site selection to identify health facilities and ensure that they were representative by applying scientific approach in site selection and determination of inclusion criteria Led protocol and data collection tool development to be used in assessments and evaluations Provide ongoing mentorship and support to program staff in the importance of ensuring Human Subjects Protection refresher course taken: Jan Led protocol development for activities which required qualitative research approaches i.e. tool design, data collection, analysis and write up Present critical information with program staff on innovative approaches to enhancing capacity development and learning practices
Health Systems Researcher KEMRI/Wellcome Trust Nairobi ` Nairobi, Kenya Attended st Global forum on Human Resources for Health HRH venue: Kampala, Uganda Developed and submitted research proposal on human resources for health HRH specifically investigating recruitment and retention of registered nurses in rural areas in Kenya & feasibility of introduction of shortterm contracts by Global Fund, Capacity Project & Clinton Foundation / Following acceptance of HRH research proposal from scientific review steering committees KEMRI HQ, participated in development of data collection tools to be used at baseline as part of nurse cohort study Liaised with pointpersons from various HRH organizations in both public MOH & private sectors Clinton Foundation, DfiD, Capacity Project to ensure timely coordination of baseline data collection activities for HRH research study Conducted key informant interviews with national level stakeholders involved in HRH Planned & organized logistics for baseline data collection activities to be conducted at local medical training colleges by liaising with MOH departments Chief Nursing Office, Human Resources, Division of Policy & Planning, Nursing Council of Kenya NCK, Kenya Medical Training College KMTC headquarters and satellites Led baseline data collection exercises employing various research techniques experimental economic games EEG, discrete choice experiments DCE, structured answer questionnaire SAQ in districts as part of nurse cohort study Assisted development of database for storing baseline data for nursing cohort study Attended th Oxford Tropical Network Meeting and presented IMCI research findings: "A Case Study of Implementing Health Policy: the example of IMCI in Kenya" venue: Banjul, the Gambia Feb Applied qualitative software package, NVivo, to analyze qualitative data from IMCI study / Prepared final report on IMCI implementation in Kenya Attended CREHS policy analysis workshop & presented preliminary research findings of IMCI implementation in Kenya venue: Chennai, India; March Participated in field work activities which included conducting participant observations and indepth interviews with key stakeholders on IMCI implementation in two rural Kenyan districts and at national and provincial level Assisted in developing data collection tools used in field work conducted as part of IMCI research study Assisted in development of a comprehensive document review on IMCI implementation in Kenya / Actively participated and presented research findings at KEMRI/Wellcome Trust seminars and social science group meetings ` *Keywords: IMCI Integrated Management of Childhood Illness & KICC Kenya International Conference Center Independent Research Study as part of completion of MPH thesis Sponsor: University of Nairobi/Kenya MOH
Nairobi, Kenya Developed thesis proposal which aimed to assess quality of VCT services provided in locations in Kenya: Nairobi, Machakos & Mombasa Developed data collection tools as part of a semi quantitative & qualitative research study which applied various research methods e.g. SAQ & interview guides Conducted inperson interviews with VCT center staff to gauge staff perception of the provision of adequate counseling services Assessed counseling services provided by VCT center staff to walkin clients by unobtrusive observation of patientprovider interaction Collected & compiled incountry data on HIV/AIDS statistics using facilities provided at Emory University, University of Nairobi and Kenya MOH/ NASCOP resources Analyzed both quantitative and qualitative data using EPI INFO and Maxqda software *Keywords: VCT voluntary counseling & testing, MOH Ministry of Health, NASCOP National AIDS and STD Control program Volunteer Lab Assistant NYUMBANI Children&;s Home Nairobi, Kenya Conducted laboratory tests in hematology, parasitology and serology Performed rapid HIV tests for walkin clients Monitored patient CD/CD and viral load levels using laboratory equipment Participated in social work teaching children between ages in English and Mathematics Established new partnerships with other HIV diagnostic centers in Nairobi, Kenya
Research Assoc. I & II Regeneron Pharmaceuticals `
Tarrytown, NY Acquired information on various chemical reagents relevant to various histology techniques Assisted in analysis of tissue samples applying anatomical knowledge Utilized Leica MZ Camera microscope for enhanced tissue analysis with refined live imaging Investigated LacZ gene expression & PLAP in various tissue samples Dissected adult transgenic mice & performed embryo evisceration as part of weekly in vivo techniques Developed animal handling techniques concerning cervical dislocation & death by intraperitoneal injection. Observed & applied base knowledge of cryostat use in histology Cleveland, OH
Battelle Intern GliTeC, Cleveland Office Assisted in designing a consortium flier for wide dissemination Researched & became familiar with applications for GliTeC/ Battelle products Learned marketing analysis of products & potential users
Laboratory Research Assistant Mass. General Hosp.
Researched genetics & molecular biology of multidrug resistance Aided in isolation of plasmid from E.coli, setting up PCR, & use of agarose gel to check products Analyzed & observed DNA & RNA extraction, Northern Blot analysis & cDNA library Performed & participated in duties concerning gene cloning, sequencing & tissue culture Nairobi, Kenya
Oberlin College HIV/AIDS Research Project Abroad
Researched, compiled & analyzed various HIV/AIDS case studies in key districts Veterinary Assistant University of Nairobi, Veterinary Dept. Assisted in parasitology, bacteriology & virology practices Nairobi, Kenya
Identified clinical signs associated with common local diseases Observed & aided in means and methods of treatment for common local diseases Familiarized self in common surgical problems & methods of their resolution Learned anesthetic use in veterinary procedures Participated in various veterinary procedures which include: castrations, ovariohysterectomies, soft tissue and bone surgery ACHIEVEMENTS / AWARDS
Citation on article titled: CORRIGENDA: High throughput engineering of the mouse genome coupled with high resolution expression analysis. Nature Biotechnology. . Diploma of Achievement Vice Chancellors of Oxford & Cambridge Univ. Fall French Fluency Merit Achievement Award St. Andrews Senior School Spring UNPUBLISHED WORK M. K., Wafula F., Goodman C. "A Case Study of Integrated Management of Childhood Illness IMCI Implementation in Kenya." CREHS Working paper. October M. K., Wafula F., Goodman C. Implementing IMCI in Kenya: Challenges and Recommendations. Epidemics, global governance and social justice. Health reporter. March Mudhune S., M. K., Wafula J., English M., Goodman C., et al. "Researching interventions to address the human resources for health crisis an application of discrete choice experiments in Kenya, Thailand and South Africa." Presentation Transcript. a PAPERS IN DRAFT submitted awaiting publication/ feedback M. K, Mushi HP, Wafula F, Macha J, Goodman C and Gilson L. "Why don&;t they follow the guidelines? Exploring the reasons for low adherence to the IMCI protocol by health workers in Kenya and Tanzania." [in press] Health Policy and Planning. Mushi HP, M. K, Macha J, Wafula F, Borghi J, Goodman C and Gilson L. "The Challenges of Achieving High Training Coverage for IMCI: Case Studies from Kenya and Tanzania." [in press] Health Policy and Planning.