SAMA Annual Conference 2024

Prof Elizabeth Anne Bukusi

Professor Elizabeth Anne Bukusi: MBChB, M.Med (ObGyn), MPH, PhD, PGD (Research Ethics), MBE is a Fellow of the African Academy of Sciences(FAAS).

She is a Senior Principal Clinical Research Scientist at the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), a Research Professor at the University of Washington (Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Global health), an honorary lecturer at Aga Khan University in Nairobi and Maseno University (Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology) and Volunteer Clinical faculty – Professor at the University of California San Francisco (Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences) and Visiting faculty at the Centre for Biomedical Research and Ethics and Culture (CBEC0 at the Sind Institute for Urology and Transplantation (SIUT).  

Prof. Bukusi, in collaboration with Dr. Craig Cohen at UCSF, established the KEMRI Research Care and Training Program (RCTP) in 1995. She is also the lead faculty for the Bioethics program at the Amref International University (AMIU).  In addition to substantial experience in conducting socio-behavioral and biomedical research and providing HIV care, mentoring and training health care and research personnel to enhance local and international capacity, she has a strong interest in research and clinical ethics and the development of systems and structures for regulation of research.

She was the founding chairperson of the National Bioethics Society of Kenya, (BSK), a board member of AVAC, and chaired the WHO HRP Alliance (capacity building for RH research) 2016 to 2021, and is a trustee for the HIV Trust.