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Dr Elizabeth Kiilu

Lecturer in Public Health

Faculty/Dept/School School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership
(Faculty of Health Studies)


Dr. Elizabeth Kiilu joined the University of Bradford in 2022, as a Lecturer in Public Health. She is a module leader for Health Education and Promotion in the BSc (Hons) Public Health and Community Wellbeing program. She supervises postgraduate students and is involved with various research groups across the faculty.   

Dr. Elizabeth Kiilu is a Health Systems consultant and Public Health specialist with over 10 years of experience in Health Systems Strengthening and Public Health interventions.  

She holds a Ph.D. in Public Health from the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), a Master of Science in Public Health (MPH) from University of South Wales (UK), and a Master of Science in Health Systems Management from Kenya Methodist University (KEMU).


Prior to joining the University of Bradford, Dr. Kiilu was a Lecturer at JKUAT, in the School of Public Health where she taught and supervised masters and PhD students in their thesis dissertations. She has 2 PhD completions and 5 masters completions.  

Dr. Kiilu is experienced in project development and implementation, curriculum development, and monitoring and evaluation of programs in a variety of highly competitive industries and fast-paced environments in the private, public, and NGO sectors such as U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), European Union, Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Ministry of Health Kenya, and World Bank.  

Currently, Dr. Kiilu is a Co-investigator in an ongoing 2-year research grant that is funded by European Union and CDC to train epidemiology and biostatistics to public health fellows selected from 8 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The research grant aims to ensure capacity development for disease outbreaks and epidemic responses in sub-Saharan Africa. 


1. Maternal health. 

2. Migrant health (Refugee and Asylum-seeking) health inequalities (in women).

3. Health inequalities among minority poluations and deprived communities.

4. HIV/AIDS Research.

5. Physical Inactivity in children.


Teaching interests

Maternal and child health

Global family health

Disaster preparedness and Management

Occupational health and safety

Health services management

Managing healthcare human resources for health

Health systems management

Management and Leadership in Health

Food sanitation and safety

Organizational behavior in healthcare organizations

Research Methods in healthcare


Teaching highlights

1. Lecturer in Public Health - Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology (JKUAT), School of Public Health  : Sept 2018 up-to-Dec 2022 

2. Lecturer in Health Informatics - Mount Kenya University (MKU), School of Clinical Medicine :Sept 2017 up-to-Sept 2018 

3. Adjunct Lecturer in Health Systems Management - Kenya Methodist University :  

Sept 2016 up-to-Aug 2017

4.  Adjunct Lecturer in Public Health - Jaramogi Oginga Odinga UniversityDepartment of Public Health:Sept 2015- Dec 2016          

5. Adjunct Lecturer in Clinical Medicine - Kenya Medical Training College, Department of Clinical Medicine: Jan 2010 up-to-May 2014 

4. Clinician - Ministry of Health (Government of Kenya- Meru County) Jan 2009 to-Sept 2014 


TitleHuman resource capacity for information management in selected public healthcare facilities in Meru County, Kenya. (2015)
AuthorsKiilu EM;Okero DC;Muiruri L;Owuondo PA;
JournalPan African Medical Journal
TitlePreparedness of County Referral Health Facilities in Implementing Adolescent Friendly Health Services: A Case Study of Mama Lucy Kibaki Hospital. (2015)
AuthorsOwuondo PA;Mwaura-Tenembergen W;Adoyo M;Kiilu EM;
JournalGlobal journal of health science

TitleCaregiver factors influencing seeking of Early Infant Diagnosis (EID) of HIV services in selected hospitals in Nairobi County, Kenya: A Qualitative Study (2019) (2019)
AuthorsKiilu Mueke Elizabeth¹*, Karanja, Simon¹, Kikuvi Gideon ¹, Wanzala Peter 2 and Gachohi John

TitlePrognostic factors influencing survival among infants enrolled for Early Infant Diagnosis (EID) services among women of low socioeconomic backgrounds in Nairobi, Kenya. (2022)
Publication NameAdherence 2022 (2022)
AuthorsKiilu Mueke Elizabeth¹*, Karanja, Simon¹, Kikuvi Gideon ¹