Vincent Odhiambo Orao
Research Assistant

Vincent Odhiambo Orao is a dynamic researcher and passionate public health advocate dedicated to driving innovation in healthcare. Vincent initiated his academic journey at Karatina University, earning a Bachelor of Science in Project Planning and Management. Fueled by a profound interest in advancing healthcare knowledge, Vincent has amassed hands-on expertise in both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies.

Vincent's unwavering commitment to impactful research is evident through his diverse roles. He played a pivotal role in clinical trials, specifically contributing to the Study of Optimizing Smoking Cessation Interventions for People Living with HIV in Nairobi County under Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation. His involvement included participant recruitment, behavioral interventions, and data management. Further showcasing his dedication, Vincent validated the World Health Organization COVID-19 Verbal Autopsy tool at Washington State University - Global Health Kenya, emphasizing his commitment to understanding mortality determinants. Vincent has also contributed to various studies while working at the International Centre for Reproductive Health, Kenya Medical and Research Institute (KEMRI), and GreenZONE Agencies Limited.

Currently serving as a Research Assistant at The Aga Khan University's Brain and Mind Institute, Vincent seamlessly integrates academic knowledge with practical experiences. His multifaceted approach is evident in his role in the ongoing Genetic Study of PTSD in African Ancestry Populations, where he ensures the smooth enrollment of participants. Vincent's dedication shines through as he actively contributes to advancing scientific understanding and improving mental health outcomes. Vincent is more than a researcher; he is a catalyst for positive change in the dynamic field of public health.​​