Associate Research Professor, Department of Global Health, University of Washington and the Center for Clinical Research, Kenya Medical Research Institute
Dr. Nelly Mugo is trained as a gynaecologist and epidemiologist, with 27 years of clinical practice. Her research focus has been on reproductive health and HIV prevention and she has worked on cervical cancer and HIV prevention research in Kenya for 20 years. She serves on various technical working groups with the Division of Family Health, the National AIDS Control and STI Program, Ministry of Health, Kenya and the World Health Organization. She was a member of the management committee for the ‘Evidence for Contraceptive Options and HIV Outcomes’ (ECHO) trial that evaluated in African women the relative risk of HIV acquisition associated with use of three effective contraceptive methods: DMPA injections, a copper IUD and a hormonal subdermal implant.
She established a clinical trial site in Thika, Kenya (PHRD-Kenya) and continues to conduct high impact research studies including the current on-going KENya Single-dose HPV vaccine-Efficacy (KEN SHE) Study.
She is an Associate Research Professor, Department of Global Health, University of Washington and the Center for Clinical Research, Kenya Medical Research Institute.