Dr Collins Odhiambo is a senior lecturer at the Strathmore Institute of Mathematical Sciences. He is currently doing postdoctoral studies (biostatistics) in the area of HIV prevention and treatment models in global health at Johns Hopkins University and Medicine at the Center for AIDS Research (JHU CFAR).
He holds a PhD in Applied Statistics at Strathmore University: Thesis title-Smooth Goodness-of-Fit for hazard function-Application to HIV Retention Data. He also holds a Master of Science degree in Biometry from University of Nairobi and a First Class Honours, Bachelor of Science in Applied Statistics from Maseno University, Kenya.
Dr. Ojwang’ has 10 years teaching experience as a lecturer at Strathmore University and 12 years practical monitoring and evaluation/strategic information experience, having worked with a number of reputable international organizations including UoN CRISSP+, Pathfinder International, LVCT Health, and PACT CoE, a collaborative program between the University of Maryland, Institute of Human Virology and University of Nairobi, School of Medicine both as a senior data analyst and a technical advisor for monitoring and evaluation at technical, policy and managerial level.
Dr. Collins has supervised more than eight (8) masters’ projects to completion and is currently supervising two (2) PhD projects.
Dr. Collins is an author and co-author of a number of articles in peer review journals as well as technical working papers. Dr. Ojwang’ has also provided technical support to MOH structures, both national and sub-national in strategic information, monitoring and evaluation of Population, Health and Environment programs (PHE), linked to sustainable development, while attached to both the University of Maryland, Institute of Human Virology and University of Nairobi, School of Medicine and LVCT Health. This entailed setting up M&E plans, designing logical frameworks and aligning project indicators to national and international guidelines. In addition, Dr. Collins has coordinated the implementation of evaluative studies (baseline, mid-term and end of project evaluation surveys, LQAS and other data-based evaluations within the Implementation Science continuum.
His major areas of interest include: Survival Analysis, Design of Clinical Trials, Epidemiological Methods, Statistical Modeling, Monitoring and Evaluation of Health Programmes, Research, Qualitative Methods, Training and Data analysis mentorship.
Collins is passionate about biomedical research and public health and has consistently used his networks and collaboration to enhance public health research