Dr. Linda Chaba

Dr. Linda Chaba


Dr. Chaba is a lecturer at the Strathmore Institute of Mathematical sciences (SIMS), Strathmore University. She obtained her Bachelors of Science degree in Statistics and a Masters of Science degree in Biometry from the University of Nairobi and a Ph.D. in Biostatistics from Strathmore University.

Dr. Chaba is passionate about development and application of statistical methods to solve practical problems in different application fields e.g. health, business, agriculture etc. Her major research focus is in the application of statistical methods in genomics. She has served as reviewer in the journal of BMC Medical Research Methodology and currently a member of the Strathmore Institutional Research Ethics review committee.

Prior to joining Strathmore University as a faculty member, Dr. Chaba worked at Kenya Medical Research Institute/University of Washington (KEMRI/UW) project as a statistician analyzing clinical trials data, coordinating all data and IT related activities. At Strathmore, she heads statistical advisory unit in addition to teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students probability and statistical courses.

Current research interests

Statistical Genomics, Time to event data analysis, Longitudinal Data Analysis, Clinical Trials.


  • Chaba L, Odhiambo J, Omolo B. A Comparison of Parametric and Semi-parametric Models for Microarray Data Analysis. Int. J. Stats. Med. Res., 2017 6, 134-143.
  • Chaba L, Odhiambo J, Omolo B. Using Copulas to Select Prognostic Genes in Melanoma Patients. Int. J. Stats. Med. Res., 6(3), 114–122.
  • Chaba L, Odhiambo J, Omolo B. Evaluation of Methods for Gene Selection in Melanoma Cell Lines. Int J Stats Med Res. 2017;6:1-9.
  • Kingwara, L., Stephen, K. B., Ogada, C., Chaba, L., Muriungi, H., Mumo, R., … Bowen, N. (2017). Field Evaluation of BD FACSPrestoTM for Haemoglobin and CD4 Measurement. Clinical Medicine and Diagnostics. 2017; 7(3), 57–66.
  • Patricia B. P, Jacqueline M. N, L. Chaba, N. Kimani, L. Sangaré, K. Yuhas1, B O. Singa, G. John-Stewart1, J. Walson Water filter provision and educational reinforcement reduce diarrhea in Kenyan HIV-infected adults and their household members. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2014 Aug;91(2):273-80.
  • B Singa, S. N. Glick, N. Bock, J. Walson, Chaba, J. Odek, R. McClelland, G. Djomand, H. Gao, G. John-Stewart. Sexually transmitted infections among HIV-infected adults in hiv care programs in Kenya: a national sample of HIV clinics. Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 2013; 40: 148-153.

Email Address: lchaba@strathmore.edu
Telephone Number: + 254 703 034 109