• Affiliate Associate Professor, Global Health

Institute of Tropical Medicine and Infectious Diseases
Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

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Kenneth Ngure is an Associate Professor and Research Coordinator of the College of Health Sciences; and Chair of the Department of Community Health at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya; and an Affiliate Associate Professor at the Department of Global Health, University of Washington. He is a recognized scientist in the field of behavioral research, family planning, HIV prevention and his current interests include antiretroviral based HIV prevention, HIV self-testing and interventions to reduce risk of HIV transmission during peri-conception and pregnancy among HIV serodiscordant couples.

  • PhD (Kenya Medical Research Institute)
  • MSc (United States International University)
  • MPH (University of Nairobi (Kenya))
  • MSc (University of London (UK))
  • Kikuyu
  • Kiswahili
Health Topics 
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Child and Adolescent Health (incl. Pediatrics)
  • Epidemiology
  • Family Planning
  • Hepatitis
  • Herpes
  • HIV Transmission
  • HPV
  • Implementation Science
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Leadership and Organizational Development
  • Maternal Child Health (incl. Reproductive Health)
  • Mobile Health (mHealth)
  • Operations Research
  • Prevention
  • Qualitative Research and Methods
  • STDs (other than HIV)

HIV-1 prevention interventions especially those targeting HIV discordant couples; Contraception - correlates and barriers; Phase IV vaccine studies; Qualitative research


Katrina F. Ortblad, John Kearney, Peter Mogere, Catherine Kiptinness, Ruanne Barnabas, Jessica Haberer, Katherine Thomas, Nelly Rwamba Mugo, Jared Baeten, Kenneth Ngure: HIV-1 self-testing to improve the efficiency of PrEP delivery: a randomized trial in Kenya. Trials. 2019 Jul 4;20(1):396. doi: 10.1186/s13063-019-3521-2

Timothy Muwonge*, Kenneth Ngure*, Elly Katabira, Nelly Mugo, Grace Kimemia, Betty Nankya Bridget Frances O'Rourke Burns, Nicholas Musinguzi, Jared M. Baeten, Renee Heffron, Jessica E. Haberer, and the Partners Mobile Adherence to PrEP (PMAP) Team Short message service (SMS) surveys assessing pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) adherence and sexual behavior are highly acceptable among HIV-uninfected members of serodiscordant couples in East Africa: A mixed methods study. AIDS Behav. 2018 Nov 7. doi: 10.1007/s10461-018-2326-8. [Epub ahead of print] PMID:3040633

Renee Heffron, Kenneth Ngure, Josephine Odoyo, Nulu Bulya, Edna Tindimwebwa, Ting Hong, Lara Kidoguchi, Deborah Donnell, Nelly Mugo, Elizabeth Bukusi, Elly Katabira, Stephen Asiimwe, Jennifer Morton, Susan Morrison, Harald Haugen, Andrew Mujugira, Jessica Haberer, Norma Ware, Monique Wyatt, Mark A. Marzinke, Lisa M. Frenkel, Connie Celum, and Jared M. Baeten, Pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV-negative persons with partners living with HIV: uptake, use, and effectiveness in an open-label demonstration project in East Africa Gates Open Res. 2017 Nov 6;1:3. doi: 10.12688/gatesopenres.12752.1.

Kenneth Ngure, Renee Heffron, Nelly Mugo, Kerry Thomson, Elizabeth Irungu, Njambi Njuguna, Lawrence Mwaniki, Connie Celum, Jared M. Baeten: Feasibility and Acceptability of HIV Self-Testing among Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Users in Kenya. In press, Journal of International AIDS Society 20, no. 1 (2017).

Kenneth Ngure, Grace Kimemia, Kristin Dew, Njambi Njuguna, Nelly Mugo, Connie Celum, Jared M. Baeten, Renee Heffron: Delivering safer conception services to HIV Serodiscordant Couples in Kenya: Perspectives from healthcare providers and HIV serodiscordant couples. In press, Journal of International AIDS Society 2017, 20(Suppl 1):21309