Vienna Mbagaya is a Kenyan-American Epidemiologist and the DC Chapter representative for DAWN – Diaspora African Women’s Network.
She holds a master’s degree from George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services, and a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Boston College. Her areas of expertise include qualitative and quantitative research methods, epidemiologic data gathering and analysis, scientific literature review processes, monitoring and evaluation, and clinical research study coordination.
Ms. Mbagaya worked for a number of organizations at international, federal, state and community levels in the areas of HIV/AIDS, malaria, social behavioral health and military psychological health. In challenging roles, Ms. Mbagaya conducted independent research in endogenous transmission of malaria at CDC in Nairobi, Kenya; served as a Research Assistant at the DC Department of Health (HAHSTA); and was Field Coordinator for two longitudinal studies on HIV prevention among high risk groups in Washington, D.C. as part of the NIH-funded HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN 061, HPTN 062).
She is also Founder and Executive Director of Vienna Nairobi, LLC, a public health consulting firm, the co-founder of Bidii Children Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to combating famine and poverty in rural Bungoma, Kenya, and the founder of The Invisible Neighbors, a site that showcases immigrants’ contributions to the U.S.
You are welcome to view her complete C.V. and see just why we are proud to call her a Kenyan Jewel.