Ms. Caroline Wainaina (MSc) is an early career public health scientist. She holds a Master’s in Public Health (MPH) from the University of Liverpool. She has a passion for engaging the vulnerable in poor and marginalized communities, generating research evidence on social and health inequalities and the implementation of research for better outcomes in maternal and child health. Her interests are working with women to empower them to live better, healthier lives.
Caroline is currently a research officer supporting the implementation of maternal and child health projects at the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC). She has worked with the middle income, urban poor, and migrant/pastoralist populations. Her work experience of over 10 years includes lab-based research on neglected tropical diseases and infectious diseases at Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), and social and community-based projects at APHRC on maternal and child health and non-communicable diseases. She has advanced skills in qualitative, quantitative and participatory visual methodologies, data analysis, and reporting. She has written three papers and 3 conference abstracts as the first author and co-authored in more than 5 peer-reviewed papers as well as scientific and evidence-based blogs.
She has attended various professional training including; participatory and visual methodology training; training on quantitative and qualitative methodology and software using STATA and NVIVO; Online training on Implementation Research from MEASURE evaluation by USAID; Online course in Global Adolescent Health and Positive Psychiatry and Mental Health by Coursera among others.