Symon Kariuki

I am from Kenya and I obtained a degree in Nursing Sciences from the University of Nairobi in Kenya, MSc in Clinical Neurosciences of Epilepsy from Kings College London in the UK, and a DPhil in Neuropsychiatric epidemiology from the University of Oxford in the UK. I have a broad interest in the epidemiology of neurological and mental disorders in people living in sub-Saharan Africa, including their genetic susceptibility to…

Felicita Omari

I am Felicita Omari from Eldoret Kenya, East Africa. I received my bachelor of medicine and surgery degree from Moi University College of Health Sciences, Eldoret Kenya and my Masters degree in Psychiatry at the same school of medicine. My research involves inpatient outcomes of psychiatric treatment for patients with mood disorders, specifically Bipolar mood disorders. More recently I completed a two year follow up study for adult patients with…

Linnet Ongeri

I am from Nairobi, Kenya and obtained both my Bachelors of Medicine and Surgery, and Master of Medicine in Psychiatry from the University of Nairobi, School of Medicine. I am a Fogarty Fellow having undertaken a global health research fellowship program with the University of California, San Francisco. My research interests are in the epidemiology of common mental disorders, with particular interests in PTSD and Substance Use Disorders. I am…

Jackline Walumbe

I am from Kenya, East Africa and am currently a third-year postgraduate student at Moi University. I am pursuing a master’s degree in Psychiatry and am interested in women’s mental health. In this regard, I am working on research that assesses factors are associated with postpartum depression (depression of postpartum onset). Given my primary interest, I would stop at nothing in studying all variables that make women prone to mental…