Lilian Njagi


Lilian is a Senior Project Officer at the University of Nairobi, Centers of Excellence in HIV Medicine. She is currently a PhD fellow at the University of Nairobi undertaking a PhD in Tropical and Infectious Diseases. Stellenbosch University, African Doctoral Academy (ADA). Certificates in writing winning dissertations, the productive PhD, principles of project management and analysis of experimental data. Attended in January 2019. 3. Strathmore Business School. Certificate in Leadership and management, Leading High-performance Health care Organisations. Completion date 12/2017. 4. London School of Hygiene and Tropical medicine, Diploma Tropical Medicine and hygiene (EA-DTM&H). Completion 11/2015. 5. University of Nairobi, Kenya. MSc Tropical and Infectious Diseases. Completion 12/2012. 6. University of Nairobi, Kenya. Bachelor of Medicine and surgery (MBChB). Completion 12/2004. PERSONAL STATEMENT I aim to lead research in the areas of tropical and infectious diseases of global health concern. I have special interest in HIV/AIDs and TB, with a focus on finding solutions to prevent infection and optimization of treatment to improve outcomes while preventing antimicrobial drug resistance. My current doctorate research is looking at novel solutions to monitoring the treatment of latent TB to improve outcome. This entails looking into the use of hair as a sample for therapeutic drug monitoring, linked to exploration of immune markers of successful treatment. I strive to be involved in training and mentorship of healthcare workers and future medical practitioners. I envision joining the future leadership of the Kenyan universities and research institutions to impact on future generations of academics, ensuring that this institutions become centres of excellence, meeting the standards of world leading research institutions in developed countries, and a choice for future academics, offering competitive, quality doctoral training. In addition, I plan to use the expertise I have gained in my professional journey to help establish and coordinate programs that will positively influence policy, ensuring delivery of quality services at all levels. AWARDS, HONORS, AND GRANTS RECEIVED 1. Awarded a full scholarship to undertake the prestigious CARTA PhD fellowship in the 9th cohort beginning 4th of March 2019. 2. Awarded the ARUA scholarship as part of the Carnegie Corporation of New York Grant to the African Doctoral Academy in January 2019 3. Awarded PhD research scholarship support of USD 8000 annually for four years by the Africa Center Of Excellence in Materials, Product Development and Nanotechnology (MAPRONANO ACE) at Makerere University in April of 2019. 4. Awarded a grant of £5000 in June 2018 by the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene in partial support to carry out PhD research. 5. Awarded a full scholarship on merit by London school of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine to pursue post graduate diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene in 2015. 6. Awarded the higher education’s loans board Masters and PhD scholarship worth 450,000 Ksh in April of 2018.

Tuberculosis and HIV, novel strategies for treatment monitoring.