Home Institution: Emory University
Fellowship Site: Emory Kenya Health Workforce Project, CDC, Kenya
Research Topic: Impact of the human resources for health on HIV outcomes in Kenya
Ms. Kinuthia will spend her fellowship year at Emory Kenya Healthforce Project in Nairobi under the mentorship of Martha Rogers, MD and Agnes Waudo, BScN. Her research will focus on the impact of the human resources for health on HIV outcomes in Kenya.
Ms. Kinuthia is a Ph.D. Student at Emory University, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing. She received a BS degree in Nursing from Saint Francis University, Loretto, PA, an MPH from Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, and MSN and DNP degrees from Emory University, Atlanta, GA. She has over a decade of professional experience in nursing and public health. Prior to pursuing her doctoral studies, Ms. Kinuthia was involved in various local, national, and global health research projects in HIV/AIDS, maternal and child health, influenza, and tuberculosis.
Ms. Kinuthia's research interests center around issues related to human resources for health development and understanding health workforce needs in developing countries. Other interests include reducing disparities and health inequities, increasing access to care, promoting population health, and improving health outcomes among people living with HIV/AIDS.