Institution: Moi University
Area of Research: HIV among Adults aged 50 years and older in East Africa.
Kiplagat is a CARTA PhD Fellow and a PhD student at the School of Public Health, the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa. She holds a Master’s Degree in Public Health (Epidemiology and Disease Control) from Moi University and an undergraduate degree in BSc. Environmental Health from the same institution. She also has a diploma certificate in Promoting Enhanced Research Capacity (PERC) for Global Health offered by the School of Nursing, the University of Alabama at Birmingham. As an Assistant Lecturer at the School of Medicine, Department of Behavioral Sciences, she teaches MMED and MSc students Research Methods, Epidemiology, and Proposal writing. She also teaches a Community Based Education Service (COBES) course to undergraduate students undertaking their Third and Fourth-year studies. She has also worked in health research for eight (8) years at the Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare (AMPATH) Research Program. As the Moi University Research Program Manager for the AMPATH program, she serves as the coordinator of all research activities within the AMPATH catchment area. She manages the Kenyan functions of the AMPATH Research Program Office and works with a North American counterpart to provide administrative and infrastructure support for partner institutions engaged in research at AMPATH. Kiplagat also serves as a member of Moi University and Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital Institutional Research Ethics Committee (IREC). As a member, She has been involved in facilitating the training of IREC members in an international online training course, CITI, for IRB members, among other capacity development training.