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Abednego Nzyuko Masai BSc (Hon), MSc


Abednego Nzyuko Masai is a DPhil student in the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit (NPEU) and is supervised by Dr Joris Hemelaar and Professor Philippe Guérin. He is interested in the molecular epidemiology of infectious diseases, HIV/ART, and access to quality healthcare. Abednego's DPhil research explores the global molecular epidemiology of HIV-1 subtypes and recombinants between 1990 and 2022.

Before joining the NPEU, Abednego graduated with a BSc (Hon) in Medical Laboratory Science and Technology (University of Nairobi, Kenya) and a Master's degree in Public Health (Hacettepe University, Turkey). Abednego has worked in the clinical laboratory, monitoring patients' outcomes and as a public health specialist in international humanitarian response.


Masai AN, Akın L. Practice of COVID-19 preventive measures and risk of acute respiratory infections: a longitudinal study in students from 95 countries. International Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2021 Dec 1;113:168-74.

Masai AN, Güçiz-Doğan B, Ouma PN, Nyadera IN, Ruto VK. Healthcare services utilization among international students in Ankara, Turkey: a cross-sectional study. BMC Health Services Research. 2021 Dec;21(1):1-8.

Ouma PN, Masai AN, Nyadera IN. Health coverage and what Kenya can learn from the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Global Health. 2020 Dec;10(2).