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Dickens Onyango

Dickens Onyango is a Kenyan medical doctor with a young but growing experience in childhood infectious diseases research coupled with extensive experience in public health. Dickens earned his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Nairobi and Master of Science in epidemiology from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology and the Kenya Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Management Training Program (FELTP). Dickens recently completed theĀ  Fogarty Global Health Fellowship with the Northern Pacific Global Health (NPGH) consortium through the University of Washington under the mentorship of Dr. Sylvia LaCourse, Dr. Grace John-Stewart, and Dr. John Kinuthia. For his Fogarty project, Dickens evaluated the isoniazid preventive therapy (IPT) cascade in a retrospective cohort and assessed adherence to IPT in a prospective cohort of children living with HIV in western Kenya. Dickens is also a co-investigator for the Child Health and Mortality Prevention Surveillance (CHAMPS) in which a global network of sites conducts surveillance on definitive causes of death among children under-five years of age through minimally invasive tissue sampling.