Dr. Beatrice Amugune is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, School of Pharmacy at the University of Nairobi where she teaches pharmaceutical analysis and medicinal chemistry including Radiopharmacy. Dr. Amugune also teaches research methodology, biostatistics and research ethics  to postgraduate students in the School of Pharmacy. Her expertise is in medicinal chemistry and quality control of pharmaceuticals.  She has researched and published in the area of drug analysis, natural drug products and health research ethics.

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Bio

BIO

Dr. Beatrice Amugune is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, School of Pharmacy at the University of Nairobi where she teaches pharmaceutical analysis and medicinal chemistry including Radiopharmacy. Dr. Amugune also teaches research methodology, biostatistics and research ethics  to postgraduate students in the School of Pharmacy. Her expertise is in medicinal chemistry and quality control of pharmaceuticals.  She has researched and published in the area of drug analysis, natural drug products and health research ethics.

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Publications


2021

Rahman, M, Ahmed R, Moitra M, Damschroder L, Brownson R, Chorpita B, Idele P, Gohar F, Huang KY, Saxena S, Lai J, Peterson SS, Harper G, McKay M, Amugune B, Esho T, Ronen K, Othieno C, Kumar M.  2021.  Mental Distress and Human RightsViolations During COVID-19: A RapidReview of the Evidence InformingRights, Mental Health Needs, andPublic Policy Around VulnerablePopulations. Front. Psychiatry . 11:603875.

2020

Murage, JK, Amugune BK, Njogu PM, S.N.Ndwigah.  2020.  Development and application of aspectrophotometric method in qualityevaluation of benzimidazole anthelminthicsin Nairobi city county. Future Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences . 6:74.

2019

Amugune, BK, Otieno-Omutoko L.  2019.  An African Perspective of Benefits in Social Science Research.. Social Science Research Ethics in Africa.Research Ethics Forum, vol 7. Nortjé N., Visagie R., Wessels J. (eds). , Cham : Springer
Kodhiambo, MO, Amugune BK, Oyugi J.  2019.  Household characteristics as predictors of access to paediatric malaria treatment in Homa-Bay County, Kenya. . BMC Res Notes . 12:490.
Omosa, LK, Amugune BK, Mutai P, Karumi E, Mukungu N, Induli M, Kama-Kama F, Kuete V.  2019.  Rapid Screening using GIBEX Screens-to-nature System of Ethnomedicinal Plants from Ngong Forest, Kenya for Potency against Infectious Diseases and Antioxidant Activities: A Qualitative Study.. Pharmacogn. Commn. . 9(2):59-74.

2018

Kumar, M, Amugune B, Madeghe B, Wambua GN, Osok J, Polkonikova-Wamoto, Bukusi D, Were F, Huang KY.  2018.  Mechanisms associated with maternal adverse childhood experiences on offspring's mental health in Nairobi informal settlements: a mediational model testing approach.. BMC psychiatry. 18(1):381.
Mathai, M, Stoep A, Kumar M, M.Kuria, Obondo A, Kimani V, Amugune B, Makanyengo M, Mbwayo A, Child M, Unutzer J, Kiarie J.  2018.  Building Mental Health Research Capacity in Kenya: a South-North Collaboration. Glob Soc Wek . 2018:1-12.
Kodhiambo, MO, Amugune BK.  2018.  Correlates of Paediatric Malaria Prevention and Health Seeking Behaviour in Households within Homa Bay County, Kenya . Pharmaceutical Journal of Kenya /2018 vol. 23, No 3 100-106. 23(3):100-106.
Aluda, AT, Amugune BK, Abuga KO, Kamau FN.  2018.  Development and Validation of a Gas Chromatographic Method for Determination of Menthol in Cold-Cough Syrups . Pharmaceutical Journal of Kenya . 23(3):89-94.
Gichuki H.K., Nyamu DG, Amugune BK, T M.  2018.  Antimicrobial susceptibility of bacteria that infect diabetic foot ulcers at Kenyatta National Hospital, Kenya. Afr. J. Pharmacol. Ther.. 7(2):34-40.

2017

Kodhiambo, MO, B.K.Amugune, Oyugi J.  2017.  Impact of devolution on the trends of paediatric malaria admissions and mortality in Homa-Bay County, Kenya. East and Central Africa Medical Journal. 3(1):3-6.
Amugune, BK, Mwangi JW, Thoithi GN, Kibwage IO.  2017.  In Vitro Screening of Ten Selected Traditionally Used Medicinal Plants in Vihiga County, Kenya for Antibacterial and Antifungal Activity. . Int. J of Med Plants and Nat Prod. (IJMPNP) 3(2):37-44. 3(2):37-44.
Ambale, CA, Sinei KA, Amugune BK, Oluka MN.  2017.  Accessibility of medicines used in the management of substance use disorders in selected hospitals in Nairobi.. Afr. J. Pharmacol. Ther.. 6(2):102-108.
Kaitany, BK, Mulaku MN, Amugune BK, Guantai EM.  2017.  Management of Type 2 Diabetes at Vihiga County referral hospital, Kenya: compliance with guidelines and prevalence of complications. Afr. J. Pharmacol. Ther.. 6(1):43-47.

2016

Amugune, BK, Verster GC.  2016.  Knowledge and attitude of postgraduate students in Kenya on ethics in mental health research. . S Afr J Bioethics Law . 9(2):65-68.
Waititu, AI, Mwangangi EM, Amugune BK, Bosire KO, M M.  2016.  Impact of depression on adherence to antiretroviral therapy among HIV/AIDS patients at a Kenyan referral hospital. . Afr. J. Pharmacol. Ther.. 5(1):15-20.
Jomo, SM, Amugune BK, Sinei KA, Oluka MN.  2016.  Assessing the prevalence and severity of potential drug-drug Interactions among mentally ill inpatients. Ind Res J Pharm & Sci. . 3(1):331-343.

2015

A.B.Rugendo, Karimi PN, B.K.Amugune, Maima AO.  2015.  Impact Of Medication Related Problems on Individualized Dispensing at Kenyatta National Hospital.. The Pharm. J. Kenya. . 22(3):73-77.
Muthuma, DK, Thoithi GN, Amugune BK, Gathumbi PK.  2015.  Acute and Sub-Acute Toxicity of Dichloromethane-Methanol Root Bark Extract of Teclea trichocarpa Engl. (Rutaceae) in Rats.. East Cent. Afr. J. Pharm. Sci.. 18:75-80.
Katabalo, DM, Nyamu DG, Amugune BK, Karimi PN, Okalebo FA, Bosire KO, Muriuki G.  2015.  Determinants of Adherence to Anticonvulsant Therapy among Outpatient Epileptic Children in a Kenyan Referral Hospital . Afr. J. Pharmacol. Ther.. 4(2):40-47.

2014

Gachangaga, PN, Amugune BK, Ogeto JO, Abuga KO.  2014.  A Liquid Chromatographic Method for the Simultaneous Determination of Amlodipine, Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide in Tablets.. East Cent. Afr. J. Pharm. Sci.. 17:25-34.
Kirui, JK, Ngure R, Bii C, Karimi PN, Mutai C, Amugune BK.  2014.  Combined Antibacterial and Antifungal Activities of Eucalyptus citriodora and Syzygium aromaticum Essential oils.. Afr. J. Pharmacol. Ther. . 3(1):29-37.
Omosa, LK, Amugune BK, Ndunda B, Milugo TK, Heydenreich M, Yenesew A, Midiwo JO.  2014.  Antimicrobial flavonoids and diterpenoids from Dodonaea angustifolia.. South African Journal of Botany 91 . 91:58-62.
Ndwigah, SN, Amugune BK, Thoithi GN, Mwangi JW, Mugo HN, Kibwage. IO.  2014.  Antibacterial and Antifungal Activity of Dombeya torrida ( J. F. Gmel) and Hydnora abyssinica (A. Braun). Afr. J. Pharmacol. Ther. . 3(1):14-18.

2013

Abuga, KO, Amugune BK, Ndwigah SN, Kamau FN, Thoithi GN, Ogeto JO, Okaru AO, Nguyo JM, King’ondu OK, Mugo HN, Kibwage IO.  2013.  Quality Performance of Drugs Analyzed in the Drug Analysis and Research Unit (DARU) during the Period 2006-2010. East Cent. Afr. J. Pharm. Sci.. 16:33-43.

2012

Amugune, BK, Matu EN, Kirira PG, Kigondu EVM, Moindi E.  2012.  Antimicrobial activity of organic total extracts of three Kenyan Medicinal plants. Afr. J. Pharmacol. Ther.. 1(1):14-18.

2009

Thoithi, GN, Amugune BK.  2009.  Some plants used traditionally for antifungal activity in Vihiga district, Western Kenya: Herbal Wash Preparation, May/July. , Juja: 4th Call 2nd Phase presentation workshop final reports
Amugune, BK, Karimi PN, Bururia JM, Odhiambo PA, Museve GO.  2009.  Prevalence and antimicrobial susceptibility of Enterobacteriaceae collected from patients with wounds at Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya. East Cent. Afr. J. Pharm. Sci.. 12(2):42-45.

2006

Amugune, BK, Thoithi GN, Kibwage IO.  2006.  Liquid chromatographic analysis of phenobarbitone, ethosuximide, phenytoin and carbamazepine on a polystyrene-divinyl benzene column. East Cent. Afr. J. Pharm. Sci. 9(1):19-25.
Amugune, BK, Thoithi GN, Kibwage IO.  2006.  . Liquid chromatographic separation of phenobarbitone, ethosuximide, phenytoin and carbamazepine on a polystyrene-divinyl benzene column. Journal of pharmacy and pharmacology. 58(10) (supp/1 ):105.

2005

2002

2001

Amugune, BK, Kibwage IO, Thoithi GN, Abuga KO, Ndwigah SN.  2001.  Measuring drug prices in low and middle income countries. The Kenya Report:, 3-7December. The Development of Methodology Manual. Project Meeting. , Bellagio, Italy

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