Organization: School of Public Health, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology
Kenneth Ngure, MPH, MSc, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Global Health and the Chair Department of Community Health of Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya. He is an Affiliate Associate Professor of the Department of Global Health, University of Washington, and Visiting Scientist at Kenyatta National Hospital and Visiting Professor at Heidelberg Institute of Global Health. He is also a member of the Expert Committee on Clinical Trials of the Kenyan Pharmacy and Poisons Board.
Kenneth is a member of the Behavioral Research Group of the Microbicides Trials Network (MTN), the International Maternal Pediatric Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trials Network, the Socio-Behavioral and Structural Working Group of the HIV Prevent Trials Network, and the Office of HIV/AIDS Network Coordination Cross-Network Behavioral Science Consultative Group. These groups work towards the development of new biomedical strategies to prevent acquisition of HIV. Kenneth is also an HIV prevention expert; he was a site investigator in the landmark Partners PrEP trial, which was followed by the Partners (PrEP) Demonstration Project, and, more recently, the Partners Scale-UP Project. He is also a member of the PrEP Technical Working Group of the Ministry of Health, Kenya.
Currently, Kenneth is co-chairing a protocol (MTN-034) to evaluate the safety of and adherence to a vaginal matrix ring containing dapivirine and oral emtricitabine/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate in an African adolescent female population. He is also co-leading a randomized trial that tests how HIV self-testing might support PrEP delivery among men and women in Kenya (R01MH113572), as well as leading the behavioural component of several other multinational studies looking into simplifying PrEP delivery.
Kenneth has over 20 years’ public health leadership experience in diverse HIV and AIDS research settings in sub-Saharan Africa, including working as a Program Director for the Organization of African First Ladies Against HIV/AIDS (Kenyan Chapter). He has consulted for organizations such as the World Health Organization and the Network of AIDS Researchers of East and Southern Africa. At the IAS, he also sits on the Executive Board. Kenneth has authored or co-authored 135 conference abstracts and 122 peer-reviewed manuscripts.