Dr. Tecla Sum Psusma

Dr. Tecla Sum Psusma

Dr. SumContact details:

School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedical Sciences

Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology

P.O. Box 190 – 50100


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ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7345-4714

Dr. Tecla Sum Psusma

Dr. Tecla Sum is the Director,Science Park Innovation and Incubation Centre (SPIIC) and former Chairperson of the Paramedical Sciences Department, with over 9 years in teaching and clinical experience. She is currently pursuing Post-doctoral studies in Emergency Medicine & Trauma Systems Management at Rutgers University, USA.  She holds a PhD Med. Edu, Moi University with a Master of Science Degree in Emergency Train System from Lingoping University, Sweden and a Master of Science degree in Nursing (Maternal and Neonatal Health), Moi University.  Dr Sum is also a holder of Bachelor of Science in Nursing from University of Eastern Africa Baraton.

Dr. Sum is Kenya’s representative in United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and a member of Patent Draft Chapter, Emergency and Trauma Medicine Education and Training Association following her breakthrough discovery and outstanding innovation of a cloud based contact tracing application tool (eKonnect).  She spearheaded the establishment of Bachelor of Science in Paramedical Science qualifying MMUST to be the maiden university to offer this program in Africa. 
Dr. Sum is MMUST's Covid response deputy chairperson and also serves as the County Technical Emergency response expert in Kakamega County.  Given her vast knowledge and experience in research and innovation, she has attracted several research grants ,having served as a board Member, Directorate of Science Park Innovation and Incubation Centre (SPIIC).
Her Goal is to Preserve life, Promote Recovery and Preventing complications and Disabilities. 

Selected Publications:

  1. Hellen A. Odeny, John O. Arudo, Tecla S. Psusma. Assessment of Socioeconomic and Psychological Factors PredictingHealth-Related Quality of Life among Primary Caregivers of Cancer Patients in Kakamega County.Published on 24th November 2023 in The journal of Evidence-Based Nursing Research DOI: https://doi.org/10.47104/ebnrojs3.v6i1.306
  2. Lucian Talu Mayabi, Joyce Kagendo Nthiiri, Frankline Tireito, Tecla Sum. SIR Model for COVID-19 Dynamics Incorporating Clinical Management. Journal of Advances in Mathematics and Computer Science, Page 44-57. Published: 29 June 2022. DOI: https://doi.org/10.9734/jamcs/2022/v37i530452
  3. Sum J. Tecla, Obwoge R. Mosol Priscah; Evaluating Provider’s Knowledge Level on Basic Emergency Obstetric and Neonatal Care (BEmONC) in West Pokot County, Kenya. IOSR Journal of Nursing and Health Science ISSN:2320-1940 Volume 6, Issue 6, Ver. IX (2017)
  4. Mosol J., Sum J. Tecla Omenge O. Ronald (2016) Portfolio Development as a Method of Learning, Assessment, and Evaluation in Clinical Nursing Education in Kenya. International Journal of Scientific Research and Innovative Technology ISSN: 2313-3759 Vol. 3 No. 6:
  5. Geren Starr Stone, Tecla Sum Jerotich, Paul Theodore Onalo; Sauti za Wananchi “voice of the People”: Patient Satisfactionon the Medical Ward at a Kenyan Referral Hospital. The Pan African Medical Journal ISSN 1937-8688: (2017) African Field Epidemiology Network.
  6. Sum T. Omuterema S; Kenya’s Preparedness for Mass Casualty Incidents, a Focus on Nairobi and Mombasa Cities. Journal of Clinical Simulation Research (JCSR) e ISSN 2433-054X Print ISSN 2186-2893 VoL 5. No 1 (2016):

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