An epidemiologist and medical physiologist with interest in non-communicable diseases of lifestyle. Karani’s research interest is in exercise medicine and value of different regimes in mitigation of lifestyle diseases, specifically the effect of various exercise modalities and intensities on metabolic syndrome triad of high blood pressure, high blood sugar and dyslipidemia. He has keen interest in policy change approach in quest to mitigate lifestyle diseases through modification of behavior. Karani holds a PhD from the University of Nairobi and teaches in the medical school at Moi University, Kenya. He is a DAAD alumni and a CARTA fellow.