Dr. Violet Naanyu

AEWG Chair 2019/2020

Associate Professor, Moi University School of Medicine, Eldoret, Kenya

Violet Naanyu is an Associate Professor in the department of Behavioral Sciences, Moi University School of Medicine, Kenya. Her training is in sociology (Indiana University, USA), and anthropology (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands). Her research focuses on health-related projects in Kenya especially research that explores individual and socio-cultural factors around illness, health and healthcare. She is particularly interested in evaluations designed to improve health care and health care delivery in resource-limited settings. She uses a participatory research approach which ensures collaborations with research participants and other stakeholders in the formulation and application of the research.

Violet is a Board Member of the National Bioethics Committee, National Commission for Science Technology and Innovations, Kenya. She is also a Co-Field Director of Research for the Indiana University-Kenya Partnership and a Consultant Researcher for the Centre of Excellence in Women & Child Health at Aga Khan University, Nairobi.