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Dr John Gachohi


Department of Public Health
Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology
Kenya

Biography

Summary 1. An Epidemiologist with 11 years of research experience in evaluating impacts of animal disease and in the development, testing and evaluation of alternative disease control measures in diverse farming systems in developing countries. 2. Expertise in analytical skills particularly quantitative statistical modelling and mathematical and simulation modelling of infectious diseases. 3. Expertise in participatory epidemiology and Trainer of Trainers in participatory epidemiology. 4. Expertise in Spatial Epidemiology. 5. Developed a computational dynamic systems model for predicting the risk of occurrence and impacts of Rift Valley fever (RVF) in the north-eastern Kenya. Academic background 1. 2015: PhD, Doctor of Philosophy: Veterinary Epidemiologist; University of Nairobi 2. 2009: Master of Science: Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics, University of Nairobi. 3. 1996: Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Nairobi.

Research Interest

1. Use of epidemiology and public health knowledge in improving the understanding of: 2. Transmission dynamics of infectious animal diseases and zoonoses. 3. Ecological interactions between the environment and infectious diseases and zoonoses. 4 Design, analysis and optimization of strategies targeted at mitigating infectious disease spread and veterinary public health challenges.

Publications

  • J.M. Gachohi, P.M. Kitala, P.N. Ngumi, R.A Skilton, B. Bett. 2013. Population attributable fractions of farm vector tick (Rhipicephalus appendiculatus) presence on Theileria parva infection seroprevalence under endemic instability. Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 108, 103-113.

  • Fred D. Wesonga, John M. Gachohi, Philip M. Kitala, Joseph M. Gathuma, Munene J. Njenga, 2015. Theileria parva infection seroprevalence and associated risk factors in cattle in Machakos County, Kenya. Tropical Animal Health and Production. 47, 93–101.

  • S.M. Kihu, Gachohi J. M., Ndungu E.K., C.G. Gitao, L.C. Bebora, J.M. Njenga, G.G. Wairire N. Maingi, R.G. Wahome, R.Ireri. 2015. Sero-epidemiology of Peste des petits ruminants virus (PPR) infection in Turkana County, Kenya. BMC Veterinary Research. 11:87

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