Edna Bosire
Medical Anthropologist

Dr Edna Bosire holds a Masters Degree in Medical Anthropology from the University of Nairobi, Kenya and a PhD in Medical Anthropology and Public Health from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.

Currently, she is a postdoctoral research scientist for the Blantyre Prevention Strategy (BPS) at Georgetown University, Centre for Innovation in Global Health (USA) & Kamuzu University of Health Sciences (formerly College of Medicine), Malawi. She is also a researcher at the Developmental Pathways for Health Research Unit (DPHRU) and School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, where she holds an honorary appointment.

Her research interests are in health systems strengthening in Africa, HIV/AIDS, Diabetes, Mental health and Nutrition. She has used various anthropological, public health and implementation science theories and frameworks to design and implement health research projects in urban poor settings in Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, and Malawi. Dr Bosire has extensive experience working with policy makers and key decision makers in translating evidence / research into actions, with the aim of improving public and population health.

In 2019, she was appointed by the Hea lth Systems Global for the Women Mentorship Programme , and in 2021, she was appointed as an Academic Editor  for the Plos Global Public Health Journal. Dr Bosire also teaches and mentors postgraduate students. Edna has published  over widely in international peer reviewed journals.​