Towards an improved understanding of the spread of respiratory pathogens using electronic data tracking of human movement and interaction


  • Moses Kiti

    KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme

Project summary

Moses is a research assistant working at the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme, with the Virus Epidemiology and Control Group under Professor James Nokes. Moses’s aim is to characterise social contact and movement patterns that shape transmission of the infectious agent. Of interest is the use of paper diaries to collect this data in a low-income setting, as well as novel technology such as RFID and GPS data collection techniques to characterise these patterns. Data generated from this research is expected to be used in mathematical models that will highlight optimal ways of preventing community transmission.

This grant was awarded under the scheme's previous name of Master's Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine.