Jane Rahedi Ong'ang'o

Public Health Specialist, Senior Research Scientist, Kenya Medical Research Institute

Dr Jane Rahedi Ong’ang’o is a Public Health Specialist with interest in Programme Implementation and Operational Research of interventions geared towards control of both communicable and non-communicable conditions.

Currently she is a Senior Research Scientist at the Kenya Medical Research Institute focusing on a wide scope of Public Health Research. Previously she worked as a National Programme coordinator for CDC funded HIV/TB programmes in various parts of Kenya contracted by International Medical Corps (Kenya).

In these programmes she was able to utilize community approaches to enhance scale up and use of HIV/TB services. She has been involved in implementation research and evaluation of various aspects of programme implementation. She closely works with the Ministry of Health in the National TB, Leprosy & Lung Disease Program.

In the area of Research, she has been a Principal investigator of various population based surveys and has also served as a research team coordinator. In both her work areas of programme implementation and implementation research, she continues to play a role in capacity building of health workers.

Dr Jane has keen interest in the area of program evaluation and reviews and has previously been involved in the review of Kenya National TB program and her areas of focus are in programmatic management and Research monitoring and evaluation.

EDUCATION
• PhD Epidemiology – JKUAT (2016)
• Postgraduate Diploma in STI/HIV – University of Nairobi (2005)
• Masters Degree in Public Health- University of Nairobi (2001).
• Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) - University of Nairobi. (1991)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

1. Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI). February 2006 – date
Research Scientist, Centre for Respiratory Disease Research (CRDR).
Main area of interest: TB/HIV and Public Health Research.
• Currently
o Study Coordinator of the Kenya National TB prevalence survey, 2015 -2016
o Co-Principal Investigator of the Kenya National TB prevalence survey, 2015 -2016
o Co-Principal Investigator of the Kenya STEP Survey for Non-Communicable Diseases Risk Factors, 2015
o Chair of the Kenya National TB program Research and M&E technical working group

PAPERS/PUBLICATIONS
1. Nargis, N., Stoklosa, M., Ikamari, L., Ong`ang`o, J.R., Fong, G.T., Drope, J., Kimosop, V., and Chaloupka, F.J. (October 2015). Cigarette Taxation in Kenya at the Crossroads: Evidence and Policy Implications. University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. http://www.itcproject.org/
2. Kipruto H , Mung’atu J , Ogila K , Adem A , Mwalili S , Kibuchi E ,Ong'ang'o JR , Sang G; Spatial Temporal Modelling of Tuberculosis in Kenya Using Small Area Estimation . International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) ISSN (Online): 2319-7064 Volume 4 Issue 9, September 2015 www.ijsr.net
3. Kipruto, H , Mung’atu, J , Ogila, K , Adem, A , Mwalili, S , Kibuchi, E , Masini E , Kiplimo R , Ong'ang'o JR. An Application of Deterministic and Stochastic Processes to Model Evolving Epidemiology of Tuberculosis in Kenya . International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) ISSN (Online): 2319-7064; Volume 4 Issue 9, September 2015 www.ijsr.net
4. Jane Rahedi Ong’ang’o, Christina Mwachari, Simon Karanja, A Cost Effect Analysis of Utilising Community Health Workers in the Management of Tuberculosis, Kenya
IOSR Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences (IOSR-JDMS) e-ISSN: 2279-0853, p-ISSN: 2279-0861.Volume 14, Issue 6 Ver. III (Jun. 2015), PP 99-102 www.iosrjournals.org

5. Ong’ang’o JR, Mwachari C, Kipruto H, Karanja S (2014) The Effects on Tuberculosis Treatment Adherence from Utilising Community Health Workers: A Comparison of Selected Rural and Urban Settings in Kenya. PLoS ONE 9(2): e88937. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0088937
6. Assessing limited access to DOTS among new smear positive cases of tuberculosis in Nairobi, Kenya. (African Journal of Respiratory Medicine, March 2007)
J R Ong’ang’o, E Amukoye , P Omondi

Experience

  • –present
    Public Health Specialist, Senior Research Scientist, Kenya Medical Research Institute