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Barbara Burmen

Barbara Burmen

Dr Barbara Burmen is a Senior Research Officer.

She is also the Operations Research Co-ordinator for the HIV and Tuberculosis (TB) Implementation Science and Services Branch of the Kenya Medical Research Institute and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Research and Public Health Collaboration. 

Barbara has served as principal investigator on completed studies and authored over 15 publications in peer-reviewed journals. She has made numerous international conference presentations on TB and HIV Operations Research with the support of research, travel and publication grants.  

In recognition of her efforts in contributing to research, her community and the international community, Barbara received the first prize for the 2016 American Journal of Experts Gold Medal Researcher.

She was also awarded Author AID’s 2016 Mentor of the Year for volunteer services in the international network, for the availability of scientific publications in developing countries.

The same year, she got an honourable mention as African Society of Laboratory Medicine’s Best Laboratory Clinician Champion for promoting the clinician-laboratory interface and influencing laboratory policy development. 

In 2017, Barbara was inaugural recipient of the World Academy of Sciences Quaarisha Abdool Karim Prize for young women scientists in resource-limited settings who are already making a significant contribution to their field.