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Name: Joseph Kibet Rotich, PhD

Nationality: Kenyan

Address and Current Position:

Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration & Finance) Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, 
email: dvc-af@mmust.ac.ke

P.O. Box 190-50100 Kakamega

 

01. Educational Background

1.1 University

1999-Sept - Jun 2001 Indiana University, Indiana, USA

Degree Obtained Post Doctorate (Medical Informatics), (June, 2001)

Project Creation and Implementation an Electronic Medical Records system in Mosoriot Rural Health Centre in Kenya, Funded by Fogarty International. Value US$25,000 for one year 

 

Sept 1992- July 1995 Shanghai University of Science & Technology, Shanghai, PR China

Degree obtained: Ph.D. Mathematics – Operations Research (July, 1995)

Thesis title: Sequencing and Scheduling Problems with Controllable Parameters

 

Sept 1987- June 1989: University of Southampton, Southampton, UK.

Degree obtained: MSc. Statistics (March, 1990)

Thesis title: Modelling using Randomized Response Data

 

Sept 1979- June 1983: University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya.

Degree obtained: BSc. Mathematics/Statistics (Dec, 1983)

 

1.2 High Schools and Primary School

Feb. 1977- Nov. 1978: Mombasa Polytechnic, Mombasa, Kenya

Qualification: East African Advance Certificate Examination ‘A’–Level (EAACE), Double Maths and Physics, 3 Principals (1978)

Feb. 1973- Nov. 1976: Rift Valley Technical Secondary School P. O. Box 244, Eldoret, Kenya

Qualification: East African Certificate Examination (EACE), ‘O’-level, Division One (1) with 15 points (1976)

1972 Chepkosilen Primary School

Qualification Certificate of Primary Education (CPE) with 33 points (1972)

 

02. Professional Qualifications

Feb – June 2015 Kenya Institute of Management, Eldoret

Qualification Monitoring and Evaluation Certification (awaiting)

June –July 2013: Galilee International Management Institute, Israel

Qualification: Management of Higher Education Institutes (Certificate)

03. Employment History

Jan 2014 – date Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration & Finance), Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology

 July 2012 - Jan 2014 Deputy Principal (Academic and Student Affairs) Rongo University College 

 Nov 2012 – Jan 2013 Acting Principal Garissa University College

 May 2011- March 2012 Sabbatical leave: Professor of Biostatistics

Kabarak University, Nakuru, Kenya. 

 Taught courses in Mathematics, 

 Supervised PHD, 

 Tutored and presented seminars to PhD Students on research methods and data analysis

 Developed curricular in Actuarial Science and Statistics

Sept 2008 Professor of Biostatistics 

 Employer Moi University, Kenya.

Duties • Information Communication Technology (ICT) school coordinator.

• Teaching: “Basic Principles of Biostatistics”, “Statistical Methods in Epidemiology” to Master of Public Health Students, 

• Supervising and guiding MPH and MMed students on their research studies.

• Supervise Post-graduate students 

May 2005-date Consultant Biostatistician for Academic Model for Providing Access to HealthCare (AMPATH)

May 2003-Sept 2008 Associate Professor, 

Employer: Moi University, School of Public Health, Eldoret, Kenya

Duties

 • Taught “Basic Principles of Biostatistics”, and “Statistical Methods in Epidemiology” to Master of Public Health Students, 

 • Supervising and guiding MPH and MMed students on their research studies.

Feb 2004-May 2005 Designation: Statistician

Employer: Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Entebbe, Uganda.

Duties Developing Research Proposals, Planning research Studies, Analysis the data, and report writing on cancers, HIV, and other viruses studies.

March 1998- May 2003 Senior Lecturer

 Employer Moi University

Duties

 • Taught: “Basic Principles of Biostatistics”, and “Statistical Methods in Epidemiology” to Master of Public Health Students,

 • Computer Application to both Undergraduate and Post-graduate students

 • Supervising and guiding MPH students on their research studies.

Mar 1992- March 1998 Designation: Lecturer

Jan 1990- March 1992 Designation: Assistant Lecturer

Employer Moi University

Duties Taught Quantitative skills to Undergraduates students.

Feb. 1984- Jan 1990: Designation: Statistician,

Employer Ministry of Planning & National Development, Nairobi, Kenya,

Duties

Charged with maintenance of National Sample surveys.

04. Administrative Experience

January 2014 – date Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration & Finance), Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology

July 2012 - Jan 2014 Deputy Principal (Academic and Student Affairs) Rongo University College 

Nov 2012 – Jan 2013 Acting Principal Garissa University College

2007-2008 Ag Principal, Kabianga Campus, Moi University

2005-2008 Dean, School of Public Health, Moi University

2003-2004 Head of Department of Epidemiology & Preventive Medicine, Moi University

 

05. Other Responsibilities

2015 - to date Member of the Anti-corruption Committee - MMUST

“ Trustee - Staff Pension Scheme - MMUST

2012 – 2014 External Examiner, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

2011 – present External Examiner, University of Namibia, Namibia

2011-2014 External Examiner, University of Nairobi, Kabete Campus

2010-2013 Consultant, Kenya Working Group on Medicinal & Aromatic Plants (KWG-MAPS), GOK, World Bank, JSDF, Projection on Capacity building of Traditional Herbalists 

2010-2012 Chairman Town Campus Building committee

2008-present Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Nutrition, Moi University

2005-present Consultant Biostatistician to AMPATH, Eldoret

2007-2009 External Examiner, Muhimbili University of Health & Allied Sciences

2000-2006 Committee member on the development of the Moi University HIV/AIDS prevention policy

2000-2006 Committee member on the development of the Moi University Gender and sexual Abuse policy 

1999-present Member of the group on development of the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for HIV/AIDS research at AMPATH

06. Other Skills

1. Consultant Biostatistician

2. Consultant Customer/Client/Employee Satisfaction Surveys

Funded and Completed Projects

1. 623-A-00-08-00003-00 Einterz (PI) 10/1/07-9/30/12 4.2 Calendar YR

USAID US$10,700,455

“AMPATH, controlling and preventing HIV/AIDS in Western Kenya” 

Role: Consultant Biostatistician

Increasing treatment of AIDS patients in 19 rural health centers and one national referral hospital affiliated with the Indiana University - Moi University collaboration in Western Kenya.

2. R18 HK000058 Tierney (PI) 9/29/07-9/30/10 1.2 Calendar YR

CDC US$361,070

Electronic Medical Records to Improve Patient Care and Public Health in Rural Kenya

Role: Co- Investigator

Merging of primary care and HIV/AIDS electronic medical records to improve coordination of care for pregnant women, children born of HIV-infected mothers, and patients with tuberculosis.

3. J Sidle, (PI) 5/1/06-6/1/08 0.48 Calendar YR

Purpleville Foundation US$124,000

Evaluating AMPATH

Role: Co-Investigator

This project evaluated the AMPATH program for the treatment of AIDS in Kenya

4. J Rotich (PI) 1/09/1999 – 1/09/2000 1 Calendar YR

Fogarty International US$25,000

Creation and Implementation an Electronic Medical Records system in Mosoriot Rural Health Centre in Kenya, Funded by. 

Total Funds = UD$11,210,525

07. Published Research Papers

07.1 Medical Records Systems

1. Tierney WM, Achieng M, Baker E, Bell A, Biondich P, Braitstein P, Kayiwa D, Kimaiyo S, Mamlin B, McKown B, Musinguzi N, Nyandiko W, Rotich J, Sidle J, Siika A, Were M, Wolfe B, Wools-Kaloustian K, Yeung A, Yiannoutsos C, and the Tanzania-Uganda OpenMRS Consortium (2010). Experience implementing electronic health records in three East African countries. MEDINFO, 371-375.

2. Tierney WM, Rotich JK, Hannan TJ, Siika AM, Biondich PG, Mamlin BW, Nyandiko WM, Kimaiyo S, Wools-Kaloustian K, Sidle JE, Simiyu C, Kigotho E, Musick B, Mamlin JJ, & Einterz RM: (2007), The AMPATH Medical Record System: Creating, Implementing, and Sustaining an Electronic Medical Record System to Support HIV/AIDS Care in Western Kenya, Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 129(Pt 1):372-6 

3. Diero LO, Shaffer D, Kimaiyo S, Siika AM, Rotich JK, Smith FE, Mamlin JJ, Einterz RM, Justice AC, Carter EJ, & Tierney WM: (2006), Characteristics of HIV infected patients cared for at "Academic Model for the Prevention And Treatment of HIV/AIDS" clinics in western Kenya. East African Medical Journal, 83(8), 424-433.

4. Diero L, Rotich JK, Bii J, Mamlin BW, Eitherz RM, Kanamai IZ, & Tierney WM: (2006), A computer-based medical record system and personal digital assistants to assist to assess and follow patients with respiratory tract infections visiting a rural Kenyan health center, BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 6:21 

5. Siika AM, Rotich JK, Simiyu CJ, Kigotho EM, Smith FE, Sidle JE, Wools-Kaloustian K, Kimaiyo SN, Nyandiko WM, Hannan TJ, & Tierney WM: (2005), An Electronic Medical Record System For Ambulatory Care of HIV-Infected Patients in Kenya: International Journal of Medical Informatics, 74(5), 345-355 

6. Odero W, Rotich JK, Constantin TY, Ouna T, & Tierney WM: (2007), Innovative approaches to application of technology in disease surveillance and prevention in Western Kenya. Journal of Biomedical Informatics, (40), 390-397.

7. Hannan TJ, Tierney WM, Rotich JK, Smith FE, Bii J, Einterz RM, Mamlin JJ, Odero WW, & Diero L.: (2004), Technological and human factors affecting the utilization of a CBPR system in western Kenya. Medinfo: 1627.

8. Rotich JK, Hannan TJ, Faye E. Smith, Bii J, Odero W, Nyuyen Vu, Mamlin BW, Mamlin JJ, Einterz RM, & Tierney WM: (2003), Installing and Implementing a Computer-based Patient Record System in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Mosoriot Medical Record System: Journal of American Medical Informatics Association, 4(4), 295-303. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC181978/

9. Tierney WM, Rotich JK, Smith FE, Bii J, Einterz RM,& Hannan TJ: (2002), Crossing the “Digital Divide”. Implementing an Electronic Medical Record System in a Rural Kenyan Health Center to Support Clinical Cadre and Research: Journal of American Medical Informatics Association, Proceedings of AMIA Symposium, 792–795 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2244335/

10. Hannan TJ, Tierney WM, Rotich JK, Odero WW, Smith F, Mamlin JJ, & Einterz RM: (2001), The Mosorot Medical Record System (MMRS) phase-I to phase-II Implementation: An outpatient computer-based medical record system in rural Kenya: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 619-622

11. Hannan TJ, Rotich JK, Odero WW, Menya D, Esamai FO, Einterz RM, Sidle JE, Sidle J, Smith F, & Tierney WM: (2000), The Mosoriot Medical record System: Design and initial Implementation of an Outpatient Electronic Record System in Rural Kenya, International Journal of Medical Informatics, 60(1), 12-28.

07.2 Epidemiology and Public Health

12. Gabriel Kigen, Joseph Rotich, Jefitha Karimurio, Hillary Rono, (2014), Collateral benefits arising from mass administration of azithromycin in the control of active trachoma in resource-limited settings, Pan African Medical Journal, 19, 256, Nov 2014. 

13. Gabriel K. Kigen, Hillary K. Ronoh, Wilson K. Kipkore, Joseph K. Rotich, Current trends of Traditional Herbal Medicine Practice in Kenya: A review. African Journal of Pharmacology Ther. 2013. 2(1): 32-37 

14. Patel K, Rotich J, Kiplagat J, Kirwa K, Mwangi A, Kimaiyo S, and Mining S (2011); The immune modulating properties and safety of plant sterol and sterolin formulation in early HIV infection; Egypt Journal of laboratory Medicine, Vol 22, 2, June 2011, 1-10

15. KA Okemwa, PM Gatongi, and JK Rotich (2010) The Oral Health Knowledge and Oral Hygiene Practices among Primary School Children Age 5-17 years in a Rural Area of Uasin Gishu District, Kenya, East African Journal of Public Health Volume 7 Number 2 June 2010

16. Bii SC, Otieno-Nyunya B, Siika A, & Rotich JK: (2008), Infant feeding practices among HIV infected women receiving prevention of mother-to-child transmission services at Kitale District Hospital, Kenya. East African Medical Journal, 85(4), 156-61

17. Bii SC, Otieno-Nyunya B, Siika A, & Rotich JK: (2008), Family Planning and safer sex Practices among HIV Infected Women Receiving Prevention of Mother-to-Child transmission service at Kitale District Hospital, East African Medical Journal, 85(1), 46-50

18. Bii SC, Otieno-Nyunya B, Siika A, & Rotich JK: (2007), Self Reported Adherence to Single Dose Nevirapine in the Prevention of Mother Transmission of HIV at Kitale District Hospital, East African Medical Journal, 84(12),.571-576

19. Ayaya SO, Esamai FO, Rotich JK, & Olwambula AR: (2004), Social-Economic Factors Predisposing Under Five-year-old Children to Severe Protein Energy Malnutrition at the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital, Eldoret, Kenya. East African Medical Journal, 81(8), 415-421

20. Ayaya SO, Sitienei J, Odero W & Rotich JK: (2003), Knowledge, Attitude, and Practices of Private Medical Practitioners on Tuberculosis among HIV/AIDS Patients in Eldoret, Kenya: East African Medical Journal, 80(2), 83-90 

21. Williams LS, Rotich JK, Qi R, Fineberg N, Espay A, Bruno A, Fineberg S, & Tierney WM: (2000), Effects of admission Hyperglycemia on mortality and cost in acute ischemic stroke: Journal Neurology – USA, 59,67-71

22. Ayaya SO, Esamai FO, Rotich JK, & Sidle JE: (2001), Perinatal Morbidity at the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital, Eldoret; East African Medical Journal, 78(10), 544-549.

23. Esamai FO, Ayuo P, Owino-Ongor, Rotich JK, Ngindu A, Abala A, Ogaro F, Li QQ, Guo XB, & Li GQ: (2000), Retal Dihyroartemisinini versus intravenous quinine in the treatment of severe malaria: A randomised clinical trial; East African Medical Journal, 77( 5), 273-278.

08. Recent Seminars and Conferences

1. 11th June 2009, Moi Universtiy: 4th University-wide workshop on research; Presented “Informatics in the Promotion of Public Health Research”

2. 12-13 March 2007: Second Health leadership Initiative of Deans and Directors of Public Health in Eastern Africa, Speek Resort, Kampala, Uganda

3. November 30th to December 1st 2006: WHO consultative meeting, Nairobi The Stanley Hotel

4. 23-25 October 2006: Health Leadership Initiative Inaugural Deans and Directors of Public Health in Eastern Africa meeting, Safari Part Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya 

5. 18-22 April 2006: Applied Regression Modelling course, Cape Town South Africa, (Funded by ART-LINC).

6. Feb 16th – Feb 18th 2006: Technical Meeting, WHO Collaborating Centres for Health Promotion, Singapore

7. 8 – 19 November, 2004: Uganda Scientific Writing Workshop: Entebbe, Uganda

8. 12 - 15 October 2003: Communication and Information Technology. In the Global Fight against HIV/AIDS: Johannesburg, South Africa

09. Books Published

Hogan NM, Ndetei DM, Kilonzo G, Ndegwa JM, Rotich JK, and Too R; Research and Biostatistics in Mental health, The African text book of Clinical Psychiatry and Mental Health, pp 549-558, AMREF, Nairobi 2006, ISBN-10:9966-874-71-2 and ISBN-13:978-9966-874-71-9

10. Professional Memberships

2012-present Member Kenya Institute of Management (KIM)

2009-present Member of the Clinical-based ART Diagnostic Evaluation (CLADE): Walter Reed Project (WRP) and Kenya Medical Research Institute (Kemri), Kenya

2007-present Member of the AMPATH Data Analysis Team (ADAT)

2008-present Member of the AMPATH Research Committee

1998-2012 Member of the Institutional Research & Ethics Committee (IREC)

11. Graduate Supervision & Examination

Successful Thesis Supervised

1. Meshack Bowen, SPH/PGH/38/04, (2014), protein Energy malnutrition among Adults (20-40 years) and the related risk factors: A case study of Kibargoi Location , Kenya. (Master of Public Health), Moi University (Dr Grace Ettyang and I)

2. Michelle Akeyo Ogolla, SPH/PGH/101/09, (2014), Factors influencing the utilization of information and communication technology by healthcare professionals in Getrude’s Children Hospital, Nairobi, (Master of Public Helath), Moi University (I and Dr Alice Lakati)

3. Emmy Langa SPH/PGH/11/10, (2013) Effects of rehabilitation and Nutritional Status of Alcohol depedent males in Nairobi, (Master of Public Health) , Moi University, 2013 (Dr Grace Ettyang and Prof. Joseph Rotich)

4. Lorraine Mugambi-Nyaboga [2013] Electronic Medical Records; The Effect Of Information Communication And Technology On The Quality Of Medical Records, In African Air Rescue Clinics, Kenya, (Master of Public Health) , Moi University, 2014 (Prof. Joseph Rotich and Prof. Julie McGowan)

5. Pricilla Chepkorir Cheruiyot, (2010) Patterns of Disclosure Practices to Spouse(s) among HIV Positive Patients at AMPATH Centre MTRH Eldoret,(Master of Public Helath), Moi University

6. Jacqueline N Wanjala, (2009), Prevalence and factors associated with undernutrition in children aged 2-5 years living in pastoral and farming communities of West Pokot Kenya, (Master of Public Health), Moi University. (already published by Lamber Academic Publishers, Germany)

7. Dr Emmanuel Simiyu Wanjala,(2009), Comparing Electronic fetal monitoring with fetal auscultation for non-reassuring fetal status screening at Kijabe Hospital-Kenya,(Master of Medicine), Moi University

8. David S Omutimba: (2009), Factors associated with dental caries and the periodontal health of school going adolescents in rural area of Western Kenya, (Master of Public Health) Moi University.

9. Rosbella J Kipkalom: (2008). The impact of HIV/AIDS on productivity in tea estates of Nandi South District, Kenya, (Master of Public Health), Moi University.

10. Leah Chebet Bii: (2007) Factors associated with mortality from hypertension in Patients attending Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (Master of Public Health), Moi University. 

11. Samson Torerei: (2006) The So-economic and poly factors Influencing access to and Utilization of HIV/AIDS Services to Persons with Disabilities in Kericho District Kenya, (Doctor of Philosophy, D Phil), Moi University. 

12. Cheruiyot S. Bii: (2006):Self Reporting of Adherence to prevention of Mother to Child transmission of HIV(PMTCT) interventions at Kitale District Hospital, (Master of Public Health), Moi University, 

13. Kimani Harun: (2006) Determinants of screening for sexual transmitted infections and human immune deficiency virus (STIs/HIV) among 14-24 year old youths in Thika District of Rural Kenya, (Master of Public Health), Moi University. 

14. Ojera, Gertrude: (2006), Prevalence of Malnutrition in Children under 5 and Associated risk factors: A case of Gulu Municipality, Uganda, (Master of Public Health), Moi University 

15. Amuti, Susan: (2006), An Assessment of the potential risk posed by meat and unprocessed milk in the transmission of Brucellosis to human in Eldoret Municipality(Master of Public Health) Moi Universtiy.

16. Talam Noral Chebet: (2006), Antiretroviral Drug Adherence by HIV/AIDS Adult Patients Attending HIV/AIDS Clinics at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital, (Master of Public Health), Moi University. 

17. Okemwa Kenneth: (2005), The oral Health status and oral hygiene habits among primary school children aged 5 to 18 years in a rural area of Using Gishu District, (Master of Public Health), Moi University.

18. Chepkon’ga Daniel Kandie: (2005) Health management Information System; A case of Kenyatta National Hospital, (Master of Public Health, Moi University. 

19. Mbugua Kungu: Prevalence of Iodine Deficiency disorders among women in Daadab Refugees Camps in Kenya, (Master of Public Health) Moi University, (2005)

20. Ruto, Pascalyne: Levels of Preparedness of Selected Kenya’s Public Health Institutions to Handle Emergencies, (Master of Public Health) Moi University, (2005)

21. Murgor, Daniel K: Factors related to Sexual Behaviour amongst the youth and the risk of HIV/AIDS pandemic in Post-secondary Institutions: A case of Eldoret Municipality, (Master of Public Health) Moi University, (2004)

12. Research Activities

1. Nevirapine Toxicity in HIV/AIDS patients

2. Electronic Medical Records to Improve Patient Care & Public Health in Rural Kenya- CDC Grant.

3. Determination of prevalence and factors associated Nevirapine Toxicity among HIV/AIDS patients in AMPATH. 

4. Child Abuse attending Moi Teaching & referral Hospital. (paper submitted to Kenya Paediatric Association)

5. Mbirikani Group Ranch Health survey; Data collection using electronically on personal digital assistants (PDAs) in collaboration with, Michigan University, Mbirikani Aids Clinic and Moi University, October –December 2009.

13. Thesis Supervised- in Progress

1. Ezekiel Kiptum Sirya (SPH/PGH/17/10, factors associated with choice of palace of delivery among post-natal mothers in Central Pokot District of West Pokot County, Kenya; (Master of Public Health) , Moi University (2015) supervisors (Prof Edwin Were and Prof Joseph Rotich), SUBMITTED

2. Geoffrey Marika O. (SPH/PGH /NC/1015/10, Effects of the hospital referral system on referral Patients at Kenyatta national hospital (proposal stage) (Master of Public Health) , Moi Universtiy () supervisors (Mr. Peter Kithuka (KU), and Prof Joseph Rotich) 

3. Chemutai R. K. Kenei : (SPH/PGH /13/11 Mental health factors associated with adherence to Antiretrovirals in women attending HIV clinics in Burned Forest, Kenya (Master of Public Health) , Moi University, (Prof Joseph Rotich, Dr. Lukoye Atwoli and Dr. Lynne Messer)

4. Kwambai Camille Chelagat (SPH/PGH /NC/1000/11, prevalence of intestinal worm infections and hygiene practices among school aged children in rural kitui, (Master of Public Health) , Moi University, 2013 (Dr. Joice Baliddawa and Prof. Joseph Rotich)

5. Ekisa Akisa Evelynn SPH/PGH/25/09, Assessment Of Public Health Risks, Vulnerabilities And Coping Mechanisms Of Communities Prone To Tropical Cyclones And Associated Floods In Chitalmari Sub District, Southwest Bangladesh, (Master of Public Health) , Moi University, 2014 (Dr. Mabel Nangami and Prof. Joseph Rotich)

14. Thesis Examination

1. Mamothena Carol Mothupi (SPH/PGH/1025/11) Prevalence and Pattern of use of herbal medicine during pregnancy, labour and post partum among women with access to health care in Nairobi, .Kenya. (Master of Public Health) , Moi University, July 2013)

2. Lydia Togoch, “Perceptions of Internet & E-Health use for HIV/AIDS control among youth. A case study of Catholic University of East Africa. (Master of Public Health) , Moi University, May, 2013

3. And many more in MPH, Mathematics, and external Examination

15. Referees

Prof. Joseph Kiplangat

Director 

Moi University 

Nairobi Campus

 

Prof. Paul Chepkuto

Ag. Deputy Vice Chancellor (Finance & Administration, Moi University

P.O Box 3900, Eldoret

 

Prof. Nathan Ogechi

Ag. Deputy Vice Chancellor(Student Affairs)

P.O Box 3900, Eldoret

Moi University

 

Prof. Peter Gatongi

Former Dean School of Public Health

P.O Box 4606, Eldoret

Moi University

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