Dr. Duncan Ngare

2001 Trainee

Dr. Ngare (deceased) was Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Behavioral Sciences at Moi University in Eldoret, Kenya. He received his BA in Sociology from Nairobi University in 1981, his MPH from UCLA in 1987 and his DrPH from UCLA in 1990. He was responsible for several undergraduate and graduate courses that include strong research and ethics components including, ‘Behavioral Sciences and Ethics: Medical Sociology, Research and Professional Ethics,’; ‘Research Methodology,’ and ‘Bioethics.’ His recent research focused on Vitamin A deficiency among pre-school childlren, the prevalence of malnutrition in Kenya, predictors of low birthweight and Vitamin A deficiency. He has conducted consultancies related to community-based growth-monitoring projects, home-based care for AIDS patients in Mombasa and the evaluation and implementation of code of breastmilk substitutes in Kenya. He was a member of the Faculty of Health Sciences Research and Ethics Committee (IRB) and Chair of the Postgraduate Studies Committee. Dr. Ngare’s practicum involved conducting a “situation analysis” of IRBs in Kenya and interviewing members of Kenyan IRBs.

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