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Jacinta Badia

Jacinta Badia is a dedicated and highly qualified public health professional with a strong educational background and extensive experience in clinical research coordination for 9 years, quality assurance, and program management. My dedication to improving healthcare and contributing to research has led me to a fulfilling career in the field. My professional journey includes working as a Clinical Research Coordinator and Early Infant Male Circumcision (EIMC) Advisor both with Nyanza Reproductive Health Society and Impact Research Development Organization, as well as being instrumental in ensuring the quality and compliance in Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision project. I have also served as a Programme Officer with Care International, where I actively participated in HIV services and program development. I have also contributed to several research articles in the field of public health, covering a wide range of topics, from circumcision to HIV prevention and youth health. My passion for public health and research has led to a series of professional qualifications and a proven track record of excellence. I am dedicated to making a positive impact on healthcare and research in Kenya and beyond.
I take pride in my professional competence and my ability to adapt to new challenges, always striving for excellence and contributing to the betterment of public health. My extensive experience and diverse skill set make me a valuable asset in any healthcare or research environment.


  • Master of Public Health
  • Bachelor of Science in Public Health
  • Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery

Other professional qualifications:

  • Clinical Research Auditing (2023)
  • Clinical Research Associate (2022)
  • Global Project Management (2021)
  • Global Mental Health Management (2021)

Clinical Trials Participated/ study Protocols Executed


  • Marisa R. Y, Robert C. B, Elijah O. J, Tracy E. I, Obiero W, Ongong’a O D, Badia J. A, Agot K. Sherry K. No Safety of over Twelve Hundred Infant Male Circumcisions Using the Mogen Clamp in Kenya.
  • Marisa R. Young,Frederick Adera,Supriya D. Mehta,Walter Jaoko,Timothy Adipo,Jacinta Badia, Sherry K. Nordstrom,Tracy E. Irwin, Dedan Ongong’a,Robert C. Bailey.Factors Associated with Preference for Early Infant Male Circumcision among a Representative Sample of Parents in Homa Bay County, Western Kenya
  • Dyer J, Wilson K, Badia J, et al. The Psychosocial Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Youth Living with HIV in Western Kenya. AIDS and Behavior. 2021 Jan;25(1):68-72. DOI: 10.1007/s10461-020-03005-x.
  • Cyrus Mugo · Pamela Kohler. Manasi Kumar, Jacinta Badia· James Kibugi · Dalton C. Wamalwa Kawango Agot · Grace C. John‑Stewart. Individual‑, Interpersonal‑ and Institutional‑Level Factors Associated with HIV Stigma Among Youth in Kenya
  • Huangqianyu Li, Seema K. Shah, Elise Healy, Kawango Agot, Jillian Neary, Kate Wilson, Jacinta Badia,Winnie O. Atieno, Hellen Moraa , Hendrika Meischke, James Kibugi, Irene Inwani, Nok Chhun, Ferdinand C. Mukumbang, Grace John-Stewart, Pamela Kohler, and Kristin Beima-Sofie“[T]he laws need to change to reflect current society”: Insights from stakeholders involved in development, review or implementation of policies about adolescent consent for HIV testing, care and research in Kenya.
  • Prevalence and correlates of violence among adolescents living with HIV in Kenya Badia J, Dyer J, Agot K, Wilson K, Beima-Sofie K, Kibugi J, Inwani I, Kohler P, John-Stewart G. Presented at University of Nairobi Collaborative meeting,INTEREST 2023 Scientific conference in Mozambique and HIV Paediatrics Conference in Brisbane Australia.
  • Wilson K, Agot K, Dyer J, Badia J, Kibugi J, Bosire R, et al. (2023) Development and validation of a prediction tool to support engagement in HIV care among young people ages 10–24 years in Kenya. PLoS ONE 18(6): e0286240. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0286240