Elizabeth Bukusi, MBChB, MD, MPH, PhD

Co-Director, KEMRI-UCSF Infectious Disease Research Training Program
Principal Research Officer, Center for Microbiology Research, KEMRI
Honorary Lecturer, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Nairobi
Associate Research Professor, Departments of Global Health and Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Washington


Since 1995, Dr. Bukusi has served as the Co-Director of the UCSF-Kenya Medical Research Institute's collaborative Research Care and Treatment Program (RCTP). Since 2004, she has been co-PI of the CDC/PEPFAR-funded Kenya-based Family AIDS Care and Education Services (FACES) HIV care and support program. As part of FACES and in collaboration with Dr. Craig Cohen, she developed the Student Training Elective Program (STEP), which places medical students and residents in FACES clinics. She has over 15 years experience conducting research in HIV prevention, care, and treatment among women and men in Kenya. Her research focuses on development of HIV prevention technologies, HIV care and treatment, and ethics in research. 


Areas of interest:

  • HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment
  • Integration of HIV and family planning care
  • Integration of HIV care, antenatal care, and prevention of mother-to-child transmission
  • Microbicides
  • Clinical research training



  • University of Nairobi, Medical Doctorate
  • University of Washington, Master's in Public Health and Doctorate in Epidemiology
  • University of Cape Town School of Medicine, Research Ethics Training