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Derick Kimathi

DPhil Student of Clinical Medicine


DPhil candidate, University of Oxford (continuing)

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, University of Nairobi, Kenya – 2014

Previous experience

Clinical Lead; Clinical Trials Facility: KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme 2017 -2018

Study Physician KEMRI-Center for Clinical Research University of Washington – HIV prevention – 2017

Regional Doctor, Deputy Head of Clinical Services– Marie Stopes International, Nairobi, Kenya – August 2016 to May 2017

Resident Medical Officer- Accidents and Emergency Department, Training and Research at the Vihiga County Referral Hospital, Kenya – February 2015 – August 2016


Evaluating the use of reduced doses of the Yellow Fever vaccine in a sub-Saharan African population: Immunogenicity, Safety and Policy

Other Achievements

  • Yellow Fever Fractional Dosing, MSF-Epicentre Scientific Day Conference, 2019.
  • Studentship by the Tropical Network Fund and the Initiative to Develop African Research Leaders (IDeAL) through DELTAS Africa.