​David Kimani Njenga
Research Assistant

David is a knowledgeable researcher with extensive experience in both quantitative and qualitative methodologies. Throughout his career, David has collaborated with esteemed institutions such as Kenyatta National Hospital, the National AIDS and STIs Control Programme (NASCOP), and the University of Washington, showcasing his versatility and commitment to advancing research.

David holds a Bachelor's Degree in Development Studies, complemented by professional certificates in Leadership and Management in Health, as well as Monitoring and Evaluation from the University of Washington.

Before joining the Brain and Mind Institute (BMI), David served as a Research Coordinator for the DTG study at the University of Washington. This study delved into understanding Dolutegravir resistance among People Who Inject Drugs (PWIDs).

His diverse portfolio also includes roles as a Health Advisor for the Assisted Partner Notification Study and the SHARP Study. The former aimed to assess the effectiveness of partner notification in identifying new cases of HIV in the general population, while the latter focused on PWIDs. Additionally, David contributed as a Research Assistant in the PANGEA Study, investigating the prevalence of neurological diseases among children.

David's journey across different organizations and roles has equipped him with a wealth of knowledge and diverse skills, with particular expertise in data collection, project implementation, and leadership. Beyond his professional pursuits, David is passionate about community engagement, especially with children, youth, women, and marginalized groups. His commitment extends to empowering these communities through capacity building and the dissemination of valuable information.

David joins BMI as a Research Assistant for the "Genetics of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in African Ancestry Populations" study and his role includes participant recruitment and data collection.