• Question: Peter Waziri ; briefly describe yourselves

    Asked by agee18jaw to Sharon, Peter, Peris, John, Emmanuel on 17 May 2022.
    • Photo: Peter Macharia

      Peter Macharia answered on 17 May 2022:

      Hi Waziri,

      I am a postdoc in spatial epidemiology at the Centre for Health Informatics, Computing, and Statistics (CHICAS), Lancaster University, UK and KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme within the Population Health Unit (PHU), Kenya. I work under the guidance of Dr Giorgi at CHICAS to develop geostatistical methods of mapping disease prevalence in presence of incomplete spatial information using school survey data.

      I am interested in spatial health metrics to aid in a better understanding of health inequalities, vulnerabilities, and population health through the use of conditional autoregressive and geostatistical models. I also map physical access, marginalization, and vulnerability indices. I have published broadly in spatial epidemiology journals.

      I received my PhD in spatial epidemiology from The Open University, UK, Master’s in GIS & remote sensing from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya. A postgraduate diploma in health research methods from Pwani University and a BSc in Geomatic Engineering & GIS from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya.

      see part of my life story here:http://discover.jkuat.ac.ke/alumni-of-the-year-eng-dr-peter-macharia/