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Dr. Nelson O. Onyango has a PhD in Biostatistics from the Technical University of Munich, Germany, a Master of Science degree (Biostatistics) and Bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of Nairobi. He has over 14 years teaching experience in biostatistics at the University of Nairobi, Kenya. Besides, he conducts research and manages research grant projects.

His research interests are in Mathematical Epidemiology, where he has published most of his articles, and medical statistics (particularly survival data analysis). He has supervised close to 20 Masters students and currently supervising about 3 PhD students in Biostatistics. He is an external examiner for Biostatistics courses and Thesis at both the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology – Nairobi, and the University of

Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.
His research projects experience includes the following:
[1.] He is part of a Consortium of African Universities that is promoting training in Biostatistics through a Wellcome Trust Funded Project named DELTAS SSACAB. Besides, he is also part of the Belgium VLIR funded

grant project for promoting Biostatistics in Kenya.
[2.] He is a UNITED NATIONS consultant in a number of projects including the Global Strategy for Improving Agricultural and Rural Statistics, a project of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA). In this project, he participated in training country statisticians in three main areas of agricultural statistics including

Master Sampling Frames for Agricultural Research, Computer Assisted Personal Interviewing and Remote Sensing for Agricultural Data Collection and Estimation of Nomadic Livestock Population.
[3.] Dr. Onyango also participated as a statistician in a Pilot Project on the Use of Mobile Technologies for data collection in Kenya for the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) in partnership with the

Kenya National Bureau of Statistics and School of Mathematics (SOM), University of Nairobi. Besides, he also participated as the Statistician in the Pilot Project on Global Fuel Economy Initiative (GFEI) for the Energy Regulation Commission of Kenya (ERC) and United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP).

He is currently serving in the Technical Committee - Strategic Information, at the National AIDS Control Council as a Statistician and Evaluation expert on the UNAIDS Global AIDS Monitoring project. He has interests in other statistics application areas such as Monitoring and Evaluation, Mixed Methods research, Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. He has been involved in trainings, Baseline/End-line surveys jointly with Prof. Hesborn Wao of the University of Florida - USA and other colleagues from Measure Evaluation and Africa Capacity Alliance.

 

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