Dr. James Mwirigi Mwitari

Dr James Mwitari is the Dean of the School of Public Health and Senior Lecturer Department of Health Systems at Amref international University. Dr Mwitari is a long serving Public Health Practitioner with over 30 years’ experience in Public Health with capacities in teaching, research, supervision, management, administration and leadership. James received his PhD in Epidemiology in 2007 (Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya), and also holds an MSc in Communicable Disease Epidemiology (University of London, UK) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Communicable Disease Epidemiology (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine), Higher diploma in community health (McMaster University, Canada) and Diploma in Environmental Health (University of Nairobi, Kenya). James has worked in various departments within the Ministry of Health as well as the Ministry of Planning and National Development. He began his career as a Public Health Officer III in 1985 and climbed up the ranks to Deputy Director of Public Health, where he led the Health Research Coordination Unit and Community Health Division. He now leads on CLEAN-Air(Africa) activities in Nairobi, besides being the Coordinator of the Africa Air Pollution Monitoring & Research Hub based at AMIU and the Patron of Environmental & Climate Change Network Club.