Tecla Mtui-Temu, MD, PhD

VECD Fulbright-Fogarty Fellow


Co-Investigator, Hasbro Children’s Hospital

Fellowship Site: Moi University

Research Interests: Determining HIV-positive individuals’ knowledge of and attitude towards cardiovascular risk factors and cardiovascular disease prevention

Dr. Mtui-Temu will spend her fellowship year at Moi University in Eldoret, Kenya under the mentorship of Gerald Bloomfield, MD, MPH. Her research will focus on determining HIV-positive individuals’ knowledge of and attitude towards cardiovascular risk factors and cardiovascular disease prevention in Kenya.

Dr. Mtui-Temu, a native Tanzanian, received her MD and PhD from Brown University and an undergraduate degree in chemistry from Cornell University. Dr. Mtui-Temu is a co-investigator at Hasbro Children’s Hospital, where she is collecting and analyzing epidemiological data to create a health care model for pediatric refugee patients by bringing multiple specialists together to create easily accessible healthcare. Her research interests and specializations are pathobiology, pediatric endocrinology, and nutrition.