Elizabeth Echoka is a Senior Researcher at the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), and currently a Post Doctoral Fellow at the African Population and Health Research Centre (APHRC). She has over 10 years experience successfully identifying, developing, and implementing quantitative and qualitative research. Elizabeth has a keen interest in Sexual, Reproductive, Adolescent, Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition. Elizabeth holds a PhD and a Master’s degree, both in Public Health. Elizabeth has contributed to the development of a National Guideline for Conducting Sexual and Reproductive Health Research among adolescents in Kenya. Elizabeth’s recent research work and publications focus on the health systems capacity to provide emergency obstetric care and health systems responsiveness towards skilled birth services in Kenya. Elizabeth also serves as a member of the KEMRI Scientific and Ethics Review Unit and a peer reviewer in several international journals. She has also been involved in post graduate teaching and supervision at the KEMRI graduate school.