Elizabeth Bukusi, MBChB, M.Med (ObGyn), MPH, PhD, PGD (Ethics), MBE, CIP

Research Professor

Joined UW Medicine:


Research Focus:

• HIV Prevention, Care, and Treatment
• Family Planning
• Evaluation of Epidemiological AIDS data


• Kenya Medical and Dental Practitioners Board. Licensed to practice Medicine (1988)
• Kenya Medical and Dental Practitioners Board. Licensed as a specialist: Obstetrics and Gynecology (1998)
• Kenya Medical and Dental Practitioners Board; Licensed as a Public Health specialist (2010)


• Faculty of Medicine, University of Nairobi Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (1999)
• Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Nairobi Masters of Medicine in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Nairobi (1995)
• Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington, Seattle Master of Public Health (Epidemiology), Washington, Seattle (2000)
• Department of Health services, University of Washington, Seattle Certificate in International Health, Washington, Seattle (2000)


• WHO Department of Reproductive Health; HRP Alliance Co Chair
• University of Washington International AIDS Research & training Program Member of the International Board
• International Medical Advisory Panel of the International Planned Parenthood Federation Panel member

Selected Publications:

Bukusi EA, Steele M, Cohen CR, Nguti R, Maingi CW, Thomas KK, Holmes KK. Safety, acceptability, and tolerability of 3 topical microbicides among heterosexual Kenyan men Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2007 Apr 1; 44(4):423-8.

Bukusi EA, Cohen CR, Meier A, Waiyaki PW, Nguti R, Njeri JN, Holmes KK.  Bacterial vaginosis: risk factors among Kenyan women and their male partners. Sex Transm Dis. 2006 Jun; 33 (6):361-7.