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Dr Elizabeth Ochola

TitleResearch Officer
InstitutionKenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI)
DepartmentNeglected Tropical Diseases
AddressBusia Road
Kisumu, 40100
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    Elizabeth Ochola is a final year Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Geography and Environmental Management at the University of Waterloo. She is one of the recipients of the Queen Elizabeth Scholarships (QEScholar). Her current research examines the impact of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) on health and wellbeing of populations living in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). This research is part of an extensive study named the Global Index of Wellbeing (GLOWING) which aims to develop and implement a sustainable measure of wellbeing for use in research and decision-making processes. Elizabeth is trained in both laboratory and social sciences and is keen on applying an interdisciplinary lens when solving global challenges. Prior to her Ph.D. studies, Elizabeth worked as a Research Officer at the Centre for Global Health Research of the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) in Kisumu, Kenya, where she was involved in project management and implementation of Mass Drug Administration (MDA) programs for vulnerable communities infected with NTDs around the Lake Victoria basin. Besides her studies and research, Elizabeth organizes mentorship activities for adolescents, youths, and persons living with disabilities in her local community.

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    1. Valice EM, Wiegand RE, Mwinzi PNM, Karanja DMS, Williamson JM, Ochola E, Samuels A, Verani JR, Leon JS, Secor WE, Montgomery SP. Relative Contribution of Schistosomiasis and Malaria to Anemia in Western Kenya. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2018 09; 99(3):713-715. PMID: 29988002.
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    2. Meurs L, Brienen E, Mbow M, Ochola EA, Mboup S, Karanja DM, Secor WE, Polman K, van Lieshout L. Is PCR the Next Reference Standard for the Diagnosis of Schistosoma in Stool? A Comparison with Microscopy in Senegal and Kenya. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2015; 9(7):e0003959. PMID: 26217948.
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    3. Corstjens PL, Nyakundi RK, de Dood CJ, Kariuki TM, Ochola EA, Karanja DM, Mwinzi PN, van Dam GJ. Improved sensitivity of the urine CAA lateral-flow assay for diagnosing active Schistosoma infections by using larger sample volumes. Parasit Vectors. 2015 Apr 22; 8:241. PMID: 25896512.
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    4. Foo KT, Blackstock AJ, Ochola EA, Matete DO, Mwinzi PN, Montgomery SP, Karanja DM, Secor WE. Evaluation of point-of-contact circulating cathodic antigen assays for the detection of Schistosoma mansoni infection in low-, moderate-, and high-prevalence schools in western Kenya. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2015 Jun; 92(6):1227-32. PMID: 25870418.
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    5. Worrell CM, Bartoces M, Karanja DM, Ochola EA, Matete DO, Mwinzi PN, Montgomery SP, Secor WE. Cost analysis of tests for the detection of Schistosoma mansoni infection in children in western Kenya. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2015 Jun; 92(6):1233-9. PMID: 25870422.
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    6. Mwinzi PN, Kittur N, Ochola E, Cooper PJ, Campbell CH, King CH, Colley DG. Additional Evaluation of the Point-of-Contact Circulating Cathodic Antigen Assay for Schistosoma mansoni Infection. Front Public Health. 2015; 3:48. PMID: 25853117.
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    7. Won KY, Abudho B, Blackstock AJ, Montgomery SP, Kennedy ED, Person B, Mwinzi PN, Ochola EA, Foo KT, Hightower AW, Karanja DM, Secor WE. Assessment of quality of life as a tool for measuring morbidity due to Schistosoma mansoni infection and the impact of treatment. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2014 Feb; 90(2):322-8. PMID: 24323511.
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    8. Muok EM, Simiyu EW, Ochola EA, Ng'ang'a ZW, Secor WE, Karanja DM, Mwinzi PN. Association between CD4+ T-lymphocyte counts and fecal excretion of Schistosoma mansoni eggs in patients coinfected with S. mansoni and human immunodeficiency virus before and after initiation of antiretroviral therapy. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2013 Jul; 89(1):42-5. PMID: 23669231.
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