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Dr. Kawango Agot,PhD, MPH, MPhil

CEO /Director
Dr. Agot is the Founder, Director and CEO of Impact Research and Development Organization.  She has over 20 years’ experience in biomedical, epidemiological and behavioral research that have shaped the trajectory of HIV prevention in Kenya and beyond. After obtaining a BEd degree from the University of Nairobi and MPhil from Moi University, Kenya, she taught briefly in Moi University before proceeding to the University of Washington, Seattle, for concurrent PhD and MPH graduate studies, completing both in 2001. She then went on to coordinate the trial on medical male circumcision for HIV prevention at the Kenya site. In collaboration with local and international partners, she has implemented almost 60 research studies and programs in more than 20 of the 47 counties of Kenya, with some of the results informing the development or revision of HIV prevention policies in the country.  Dr. Agot’s current research interest focuses primarily on women, particularly adolescent girls and young women.  Dr. Agot is a Fellow of the Africa Academy of Sciences.