Rehema Mwema Kinuthia​
Project Manager

Rehema Mwema Kinuthia is a skillful Project Manager spearheading the Genetics of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in African Ancestry Populations research study at Aga Khan University’s Brain & Mind Institute. In this pivotal role, Rehema supports the Principal Investigator in meeting the project objectives in this groundbreaking investigation into the genetics of PTSD in East Africa.

A seasoned Research Project Management professional, Rehema boasts over 5 years of comprehensive experience steering research projects from inception to close-out. Her expertise encompasses an intricate understanding of research compliance, regulatory standards, and guidelines. Rehema is not only a skilled manager but also a natural team leader with the ability to recruit, train, and oversee high-performing teams.

In her previous role as Project Coordinator with the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) Wellcome Trust Research Programme and Broad Institute, Rehema played a key role in a collaborative research study focused on unraveling the genetic causes of psychotic disorders in African populations across Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, and South Africa. Her responsibilities included coordinating the seamless execution of the research study across four hospital study sites on the Kenyan Coast.

Rehema holds a Master of Science degree in Public Health, a postgraduate diploma in Project Management, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Microbiology. Her commitment to excellence is reflected in her favorite quote, "There is no shame in hard work" by Sixto Rodriguez, which serves as an inspiration for her enthusiastic approach to life and work ethic.

Quality is at the heart of everything Rehema does. She is driven to ensure that the entire research project cycle adheres to the highest standards, providing accurate insights to inform interventions from emerging studies. Rehema is not just a Project Manager; she is a dedicated professional shaping the future of research in mental health with precision and passion.​