Frederick Murunga Wekesah is an Epidemiologist and a postdoctoral research scientist at the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC – www.aphrc.org). Frederick holds a PhD in Epidemiology from the University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht University, the Netherlands (2019); and a Master of Science degree in Medicine in Population-based Field Epidemiology from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa (2010). He is a 2019 Bernard Lown Scholar in Cardiovascular Health Program at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University.
Frederick conducts research in non-communicable diseases and in mental health. He has researched on cardiovascular diseases in the urban slums of Nairobi since 2008. He is fascinated by the concepts of developmental origins of health and disease (DOHaD) and life-course epidemiology and has prioritized childhood obesity and hyperglycemia in pregnancy as additional areas for his research.
Frederick possesses strong qualitative and quantitative research and analytical skills. He has authored several scientific publications in international peer-reviewed journals. He is a co-investigator on several research projects.