Dr Simon Kariuki
Principal Investigator, Main Trial (Kenya)
Dr. Kariuki is a Chief Research Officer at the Kenya Medical Research Institute/Centre for Global Health Research (KEMRI/CGHR) in Kisumu, Kenya. He is also the Chief, Malaria Branch of the KEMRI, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) Collaborative Program in Kisumu, Kenya
Dr. Kariuki has more than 26 years of hands-on experience in human health research focusing on the epidemiology and mechanisms of acquired immunity to malaria, mechanisms of antimalarial drug resistance, clinical trials, surveillance, monitoring and evaluation and capacity strengthening. He is a recipient of several ongoing and completed research grants on diverse fields of malaria research including currently ongoing grants on field trial of the RTS,S malaria vaccine.
Dr. Kariuki is the chair of the National Malaria Control Programme Operational Research Technical Working Group (TWG) and a member of other TWGs. In his current position as the chief of the Malaria Branch, he oversees and provides scientific leadership and administrative support to more than 150 staff working in more than 10 research projects.