Impact Research & Development Organization

Study Coordinators

Beatrice Obonyo
T4A
BSc Public Health
Beatrice holds a BSc in Public Health, a Diploma in Project Management and a Certificate in Nursing. She joined IRDO in October 2014 as Performance Monitoring Officer. In 2015/2016 she served as the TASCO Study as an Assistant Coordinator. In 2017, she led the JIPIME Study as the Coordinator and in 2018/2019, she served as the Deputy Technical Advisor for the KP Program. From 2020 to date, Beatrice is serving as the Evaluation Coordinator for the T4A project
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Jacinter Badia
DISC
Master of Public Health
Jacinta holds a Master of Public Health from the JOOUST. She is a skilled coordinator and trainer with considerable professional experience and an in-depth knowledge in managing successful delivery of projects. She has the ability to lead the project team, implement action plans, ensure smooth completion of project, monitoring field work, conducting research and recommending solutions. She has invaluable experience with budget management and monitoring, expenses control, managing project resource allocation, building the capacity of staff, community mobilization, project report writing, field data collection and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data.
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Dan Omollo
IPrEP
BSc in Biomedical Science and Technology, MSc Public Health
Dan holds a BSC Degree in Biomedical Science and Technology from Egerton University and a Masters in Public Health (Epidemiology and Population Health) from Maseno University. He has 11 years research experience in HIV and Nutrition fields. He is currently the Study Coordinator- IPrEP Study
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John Okanda
ADAPT COVID
MSc Public Health
John has 15 years of experience in Clinical Trials. 8 of them as a Clinical Trials Coordinator at KEMRI/CDC HIV Research Branch. Currently, he is the Clinical Trials Coordinator for a COVID Treatment Trial at IRDO
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Sophy Oticha
AOB
BSc Public Health
Sophie Otticha is a Study coordinator at IRDO based in Bondo, Siaya county. Ms. Sophie has experience working in sub-Saharan Africa- Kenya, on a range of topics, including HIV/AIDS prevention and care, family planning, gender-based violence, Malaria and syndemic studies. Ms. Sophie has a demonstrated ability to manage and lead complex projects and to use data and insights to provide strategic program and research recommendations. In addition, she has experience training research staff, designing operating procedures, data management systems, and data collection instruments; and in qualitative research methodologies, analysis, and writing.
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Benard Ayieko
Owete
Masters in Public Health
Benard Ayieko is a Community Health & Development specialist with a Master’s degree and currently on his Doctoral Program in Public Health. He currently coordinates a Cluster Randomized Control Trial to test a combination behavioral and biomedical intervention to improve HIV prevention and care cascades in a population of mobile men in a high priority setting (OWETE Study), prior to this position, he was a Technical Advisor and Trainer in Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) program, worked for Impact Research & Development Organization (IRDO) as a VMMC Program Coordinator in 10 Counties in Kenya for nine years. Before joining IRDO, he worked for eight years as a Study Clinician with the University of Nairobi, Illinois and Manitoba (UNIM) Project which investigated the relationship between Male Circumcision and HIV infection. He joined UNIM after working with Family Planning Association of Kenya (FPAK) for five years as a Clinic Manager in a Male Involvement in Sexual & Reproductive Health program for four years and in an Integrated Reproductive Health Services program for one year. Before joining FPAK, he was a Lecturer at Kenya Medical Training College for three years after working for six years as a Clinician with the Ministry of Health.
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