Dr. Anne is a senior research scientist (Epidemiologist) working at the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) in the area of non-communicable diseases mainly cancer. She has a Masters degree in Public Health and currently pursuing a PhD in cancer epidemiology. Anne has made significant contribution towards cancer data in Kenya and sub-Saharan Africa. She is a pioneer in the establishment of population-based cancer registries across various counties in Kenya and is currently the head of the National Population-based cancer registry at KEMRI that contributes data to WHO for the generation of GLOBOCAN estimates for Kenya.
Her focus is on epidemiological research and surveillance with the aim of generating quality data that informs policies and implementation of cancer control interventions to improve health outcomes among communities. She has been a principal investigator and co-investigator in several projects and has experience in the management of large and diverse research programs having national and international collaborations.
Dr. Anne has served in several Technical Working Groups nationally and internationally including the Ministry of Health, Kenya, International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), Africa Cancer Registries Network (AFCRN) and Vital Strategies (VS), USA. Dr. Anne currently sits in the Board of the National Cancer Institute of Kenya (NCI-K) and serves as the GICR SSA Training Coordinator. Previously she served as the Board Chair of Kenya Cancer Association (KENCASA) and was the Africa representative in the International Association of Cancer Registries (IACR) for a period of five years; positions she has used to expand the work on cancer surveillance and research.