Patricia Elungata

Teaching Assistant: Sociology of Aging and the Lifecourse , McGill University

Education
 PhD, Sociology, McGill University (2015 to Present)
 Certificate, Social Determinants of Health, Harvard University
 Master of Public Health, University of Pretoria
 BSc. Information Science, Moi University

Research Interests
 Social Determinants of Health and Illness
 Quantitative and Mixed-Methods Research

Work Experience
 Teaching Assistant: Sociology of Aging and the Lifecourse (SOCI 335), McGill University
 Research Officer: Implement household surveys, APHRC
 Data Manager: Data analysis/Survey software design, APHRC

Mberu, B. U., Elung’ata, P., Kabiru, C. W., & Ezeh, A. C. (2016). Reaching the Urban Poor with
Health Interventions: The Case of HIV Testing in Nairobi Urban Informal Settlements, Kenya. African
Population Studies, 30(3). DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.11564/30-3-921
2. Faye, C. M., Mutisya, M., Elungata, P., & Beguy, D. (2016). Correlates of Spatial Differences in
Under-five Mortality in Nairobi’s Informal Settlements, Kenya. African Population Studies, 30(3).
DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.11564/30-3-921
3. Beguy, D., Elung’ata, P., Mberu, B., Oduor, C., Wamukoya, M., Nganyi, B., & Ezeh, A. (2015). HDSS
Profile: The Nairobi Urban Health and Demographic Surveillance System (NUHDSS). International Journal
of Epidemiology. DOI: 10.1093/ije/dyu251
4. Soura, A. B., Mberu, B., Elungata, P., Lankoande, B., Millogo, R., Beguy, D., & Compaore, Y. (2014).
Understanding Inequities in Child Vaccination Rates among the Urban Poor: Evidence from Nairobi and
Ouagadougou Health and Demographic Surveillance Systems. Journal of Urban Health, 1-16. DOI:
10.1007/s11524-014-9908-1
5. Mberu, B. U., Ciera, J. M., Elungata, P., & Ezeh, A. C. (2014). Patterns and Determinants of Poverty
Transitions among Poor Urban Households in Nairobi, Kenya. African Development Review, 26(1), 172-
185. DOI: 10.1111/1467-8268.12073
6. Kabiru, C. W., Elung’ata, P., Mojola, S. A., & Beguy, D. (2014). Adverse life events and delinquent
behavior among Kenyan adolescents: a cross-sectional study on the protective role of parental
monitoring, religiosity, and self-esteem. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health, 8, 24-24.
7. Sidze, E. M., Elungata’a, P., Maina, B. W., & Mutua, M. M. (2014). Does the Quality of Parent–Child
Connectedness Matter for Adolescents’ Sexual Behaviors in Nairobi Informal Settlements?. Archives of
Sexual Behavior, 1-8. DOI: 10.1007/s10508-014-0402-3
8. Fotso, J. C., Cleland, J., Mberu, B., Mutua, M., & Elungata, P. (2013). Birth spacing and child
mortality: an analysis of prospective data from the Nairobi urban health and demographic surveillance
system. Journal of Biosocial Science, 45(06), 779-798.DOI:10.1017/S0021932012000570
9. Emina, J., Beguy, D., Zulu, E. M., Ezeh, A. C., Muindi, K., Elung’ata, P. & Yé, Y. (2011). Monitoring
of health and demographic outcomes in poor urban settlements: evidence from the Nairobi Urban
Health and Demographic Surveillance System. Journal of Urban Health, 88(2), 200-218.DOI:
10.1007/s11524-011-9594-1

Experience

  • –present
    Teaching Assistant: Sociology of Aging and the Lifecourse , McGill University