Dickens Samuel Omondi Aduda

PhD., MPHE, MSocSC (Bioethics), Dip. Clin. Med.

Dr. Dickens Omondi, currently a lecturer at Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology (JOOUST), is a public health expert with decades of experience in the public health field and academics. Dr. Omondi holds a PhD. in Public Health (health systems management) (Maseno University, Kenya), a Master’s Degree in Health Research Ethics (University of KwaZulu Natal / University of Pretoria, South Africa), a Master’s Degree in Public Health and Epidemiology (Kenyatta University, Kenya), a Higher National Diploma in clinical medicine and surgery (ENT) and a Diploma in Clinical medicine (Kenya Medical Training College, Kenya).

Dr. Omondi has a longstanding and broad-based experience in organizational management of healthcare service delivery, health related research, development and management of public health programs, and health research ethics teaching and review, having worked in both public and non-governmental organizations. He has published widely on a range of public health, epidemiology and public health ethics issues of national and international importance. He is an avid fundraiser and project manager, and has successfully managed programs funded by a number of donors including NIH, CDC and USAID, on a range of health issues including HIV research and intervention, clinical trials and public health. He has also participated in the national and provincial technical working groups for the voluntary medical male circumcision (MMC) program as a component of HIV management, and at operational level, drafted multiple implementation procedures, written and reviewed technical reports, and coordinated clinical and public health related technical and advisory teams locally and internationally. Dr. Omondi brings to the organization extensive experience in health-related research, coupled with excellent fundraising, writing and collaboration skills.