PhD candidate, Public Health, African Population and Health Research Center

Maurice is a trained epidemiologist and biostatistician with 13 years of cumulative work experience in research related environment. He is currently a PhD student (submitted) at the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa and holds a MSc. (Biostatistics and Epidemiology) from the same University and a Bachelor of Science (Mathematics and Computer Science) from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), Kenya. In the last 10 years, Maurice work has focused on the marginalized populations, with focus on how different marginalised groups respond and benefit from government initiatives such as free primary education. His has special interest in understanding the inter-linkages between education and health, with a focus on the marginalized groups and vulnerable population.

Maurice also works in the Education Research Program of the African Population Health and Research Center (APHRC) which he joined in 2004 as a field staff under the NUHDSS and later as a Research Assistant. He has special interest in understanding the linkages between education and health and is driven by the need to contribute to the development of marginalized people and also influence polices that can lead to improvement of their wellbeing.