Elizabeth Irungu, MBChB, MPH

Elizabeth Irungu, MBChB, MPH, is faculty at the School of Public Health in Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology in Kenya. She has ten years experience conducting HIV prevention research among HIV serodiscordant couples.  Elizabeth is the deputy site coordinator for the Partners Demonstration Project, a pilot demonstration and evaluation project of antiretroviral-based HIV-1 prevention among high-risk HIV-1 serodiscordant African couples in Thika, Kenya. Prior, she worked with the Partners PrEP Study, a multisite trial of daily oral tenofovir-based pre-exposure prophylaxis for the prevention of HIV-1 acquisition among HIV serodiscordant couples.  She is currently involved in a project that is evaluating safer conception options, including PrEP and ART for HIV serodiscordant couples. Elizabeth completed her post-graduate training in Epidemiology and International Health at the University of Washington and is an alumni of the NIH-funded Global Health Fellows Training Program. Her current research interests include HIV prevention and PrEP use among young women.