Grace Wambura Mbuthia
Institution: Moi University
Area of Research: Assessment of the impact of community health workers programme in the control of tuberculosis in remote pastoralists communities -Kenya
Grace Mbuthia is Lecturer in department of Community Health, School of nursing, College of Health Sciences, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. She is a holder of Bachelor of Science in nursing degree, Master of Public Health degree from the same university and a Ph.D. in Medical Anthropology from the University of Nairobi. Grace’s doctoral research was focused on control of tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS. Previously, Grace has been involved in population-based research with mixed methods approach looking at treatment pathways and delay in diagnosis among TB patients in Kenya. Currently, her research interests is in implementation research in the control of non-communicable diseases particularly hypertension in low and middle income settings. Similarly, Grace has a keen interest in applying implementation science research in improving maternal and child health outcomes through cost effective community based interventions.