Nelly Mugo, MBChB, MMed, MPH

Research Associate Professor, Global Health

Prof. Nelly R. Mugo is an associate research professor in the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington, a senior principal clinical research scientist at the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), and a reproductive health specialist with three decades of work experience. Her research focus has been on the prevention of HIV and cervical cancer among other reproductive health research work.  She has been an investigator on two landmark clinical trials, the Partners PrEP study that contributed evidence to inform the change of indication for use of Truvada as HIV prevention pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and a protocol lead for the ongoing ‘Kenya Single-dose HPV Vaccine-Efficacy (KEN SHE) Study –’ that has provided evidence on the efficacy of single-dose HPV vaccination. She is a member of the International Papillomavirus Society education committee, and the Kenya Obstetrics and Genecology society and has contributed to several World Health Organization and Kenya ministry of health working group scientific committees. She is widely published in peer review journals.


  1. Zia, Y, Upadhyay, U, Rhew, I, Kimanthi, S, Congo, O, Onono, M et al.. Confirmatory Factor Analysis and Validation of the Sexual and Reproductive Empowerment Scale for Adolescents and Young Adults in Kenya. Stud Fam Plann. 2024; :. doi: 10.1111/sifp.12263. PubMed PMID:38604945 .
  2. Ogello, VA, Rono, BK, Ngure, K, Sedah, E, Thuo, NB, Musinguzi, N et al.. Acceptability and feasibility of long-term, real-time electronic adherence monitoring of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) use among young women in Kenya: A mixed methods study. PLoS One. 2024;19 (3):e0299168. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0299168. PubMed PMID:38451884 PubMed Central PMC10919630.
  3. Zia, Y, Etyang, L, Mwangi, M, Njiru, R, Mogaka, F, June, L et al.. The Effect of Stigma on Family Planning and HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis Decisions of Young Women Accessing Post-Abortion Care in Kenya. AIDS Behav. 2024; :. doi: 10.1007/s10461-024-04274-6. PubMed PMID:38451448 .
  4. Hybiske, K, Paktinat, S, Newman, K, Patton, D, Khosropour, C, Roxby, AC et al.. Antibodies from chlamydia-infected individuals facilitate phagocytosis via Fc receptors. Infect Immun. 2024;92 (4):e0050323. doi: 10.1128/iai.00503-23. PubMed PMID:38451079 PubMed Central PMC11003224.
  5. Zewdie, KB, Ngure, K, Mwangi, M, Mwangi, D, Maina, S, Etyang, L et al.. Effect of differentiated direct-to-pharmacy PrEP refill visits supported with client HIV self-testing on clinic visit time and early PrEP continuation. J Int AIDS Soc. 2024;27 (3):e26222. doi: 10.1002/jia2.26222. PubMed PMID:38446643 PubMed Central PMC10935714.
Search PubMed

Comments are closed.