VECD Fellowship Site Directors:
Ralph Corey, MD, Duke University
Sylvester Kimaiyo, MD, AMPATH
Wendy O’Meara, PhD, Duke University 
Gerald Bloomfield, MD, MPH, Duke University


Site Contact: 
Cynthia Binanay


Site Specialties:

  • Cardiology
  • lung disease
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Ethics
  • Policy

Site Description

After conducting a study of Kenya’s healthcare workforce in 2001, Emory University determined that imperative data about healthcare in the country was unavailable. This lack of information seriously impaired the country’s ability to develop effective workforce policy decisions and allocate resources appropriately. This issue prompted Kenyan nursing leaders, the U.S. CDC, and Emory University to partner to create Emory Kenya Health Workforce in 2002. The project’s main goal is to establish electronic health workforce information systems that provide accurate and real-time data for policy, health program planning, and management of Kenya’s human resources for health (HRH). Since its inception, Emory Kenya Health Workforce has developed human resource information systems employed throughout the country, promoted data-driven decision making, expanded its reach with South-to-South learning to assist other countries in the area, and produced multiple publications. Fellows working with Emory Kenya Health Workforce receive an opportunity to strengthen capacity, improve healthcare delivery, explore technology’s role in health, and improve health workforce on both a national and international scale. 

Rebecca Lumsden, MD MSc
Neelima Navuluri, MD, MPH

Paul Park, MD, MS 
Tecla Mtui-Temu, MD, PhD
Lindsay Boole, MD, PhD 
Sugut Wilson, MBChB, MMed
Bethel Woldu, MD
Dan (Tina) Tran PharmD
Jessica Ruff MD/MA
Andrew McCrary MD
Gedion Titus Ng’eno MBChB
Chelsea Pekny PharmD
Devon Paul MD
Edith Kwobah MBChB