Moses Kiti (BEng, MSc)

I joined KEMRI-WTRP in 2009 as a research intern to investigate the spatial and temporal characteristics of the respiratory syncytial virus in Kilifi. In the same year, I was appointed an Assistant Research Officer to lead studies on human social contact patterns and their importance in the spreading of respiratory infections. I have published two papers on social contact patterns and their impact on vaccination strategies, with a third under review.

Currently I am a PhD student at the Open University and leading an exciting new study to further understand how people interact in schools, households and the community using wearable proximity sensors and GPS tracking devices . I hope to use this data to design intervention measures such as alternative vaccination plans or social distancing to prevent the spread of respiratory infections.

I hold a Master of Science degree in Demography and Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, sponsored through a Wellcome Trust Masters Fellowship, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geomatic Engineering and GIS from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. I have also undergone training in human ethics in research, Geodatabase Development in the ArcGIS environment, and I am proficient in statistical analysis using STATA and R. I am also a member of the John Snow Society.