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Prof. Collins Ouma is the Program Leader, Health Challenges and Systems within the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC), where he leads amongst other things translation of research evidence to policy. His research focuses on public health, genetic, and environmental factors that predisposes the human populations to both infectious and non-infectious diseases in sub-Saharan Africa. In addition, he has also focused on child nutrition specifically looking at effectiveness of Out-Patients Therapeutic Program on Nutrition among Under Fives in Kenya. Within the last 5 years, Prof. Ouma’s focus has been on predisposing factors to malaria, non-infectious diseases (cervical cancer), endemic Burkitt’s lymphoma, Dengue virus and HIV-1 infections in African populations. These activities have entailed collection of surveys across populations and creating an interface between biomedical research and public health issues. Prof. Ouma has extensive experience of supervising to completion over 35 postgraduate students (both Masters and PhD) and thesis examination for postgraduate students across several Kenyan and other international universities. Before joining APHRC, Prof. Ouma was based at the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Technology of Maseno University, Maseno, Kenya. At Maseno Univesity, he was also the Director of Research, Publications and Innovations. He gathered a lot of research experience when he was at the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), Kenya. To date, Prof. Ouma is a Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator in over 10 internationally-funded projects. He is well-published and has over 60 publications in peer-reviewed journals. In addition, he is a reviewer in over 10 international journals across the globe. Prof. Ouma holds a Doctor of Philosophy, PhD (Human Genetics), MSc (Genetics), and BSc (Immunology, Molecular Biology), all from Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya.
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Research Article: Biosafety 2015, 4:121