Professor Elizabeth Anne Bukusi
MBChB, MMed (UON), MPH, PhD (UW), PGD (Research Ethics, UCT). Senior Research Officer at Kenya Medical Research Institute, and faculty of Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Nairobi, University of Washington Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Chair of the National Bioethics Society of Kenya and on the Board of Management of the Medical Research Council (MRC) (South Africa).
Dr. Bukusi’s primary area of interest in research focus is on sexually transmitted infections, reproductive health and HIV prevention, care and treatment. In 1995, she established the Research Care and Training Program (RCTP) at the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) in collaboration with Dr. Craig Cohen (UCSF). In addition to conducting research, the goal of the program is to enhance local capacity to conduct socio-behavioral and biomedical research and provide HIV care through training and infrastructure development. In addition to her substantial experience in conducting research in Kenya as well as providing HIV Care, mentoring and training different cadres of health care and research personnel, she has an interest in research and clinical ethics and the development of systems and structures for regulation of research at KEMRI and in the country. She chairs the Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) at KEMRI in addition to overseeing scientific regulation. She has served on the Scientific and Technical Advisory Board of the Department of Reproductive health and Research at WHO. She also served on the MIRA (Diaphragm) study, the CAPRISA 004 DSM Professor Elizabeth A. Bukusi is Chief Research Officer and the Deputy B, and the LEAP DSMB (DNDi) and currently serves on the IPM Ring study DSMB, and as the Co-chair of the HPTN’s Women at risk committee. In addition to being a member of the Kenya National AIDs Control Committee (NACC) HIV prevention Task force, she is the chairperson of the National Bioethics Society of Kenya and was recently appointed to serve on the Board of Management of the Medical Research Council (MRC) (South Africa).