Jacqueline Wanjiku Kagima

PhD student

My background is clinical (MMED, Internal Medicine), a Physician working in the medical ICU (MICU) at the Kenyatta National hospital which is a public tertiary referral hospital. The unit is currently a 10 bed MICU.

I also participate chest ward rounds weekly and in running the asthma and chest clinic.

I am passionate about Respiratory medicine, critical care and clinical research.

My research interest is in the area of Critical care and Chronic respiratory diseases such as chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD) and asthma. My interest extends to air pollution which is a major cause of Chronic lung diseases in Africa.

 PATS MECOR Course (Methods in Epidemiologic, Clinical and Operations Research Course) was my gateway to research. I did not know much about research until I attended PATS MECOR in 2012. I attended the course from Level 1 to Level 3 and won a small grant award while in Level 3. Thereafter, I joined the same course as a junior faculty.

I have basic training in spirometry from PATS MECOR and also in point of care ultrasounds (POCUS).

Been involved in various research work and I have had the chance to publish and present abstracts at international conferences like the American Thoracic Society conference (ATS).