Postdoctoral Fellow, Washington State University

Dr. John Gachohi is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Washington State University Global Health Program - Kenya. He holds a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Master of Science (MSc) and PhD degrees in Epidemiology from the University of Nairobi, Kenya. His initial MSc research training is in classic, spatial and participatory epidemiology, but he gained extensive experience in infectious disease modelling (individual-based and mathematical) during his PhD training. Over the past 15 years, he has been involved in field studies in infectious diseases resulting in publication of twenty peer-reviewed papers. These studies constituted diseases such as African Animal Trypanosomiasis, East Coast Fever, Anaplasmosis, Babesiosis, Theirelia mutans infection, pig-mediated zoonoses and other pig parasites, Peste-des petits ruminants (PPR) and Rift Valley fever and currently anthrax and MERSCov in camels. Since 2014, John has been a faculty staff in the School of Public Heath, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) teaching the following postgraduate course work units: Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Demography, Research Methodology, Health Programmes and Health Research and Computer Applications in Health Research. In addition, he teaches the following undergraduate course units: Biostatistics and Research Methodology, Food Inspection and Hygiene, Environmental Health and Health Economics.

Experience

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    Postdoctoral Fellow, Washington State University