Ruth Omani is a research and training fellow with the One Health Regional Network for the Horn of Africa (HORN). Her HORN project is on the post outbreak surveillance and assessment of the role of consumption of milk in the recent Rift Valley fever outbreak in Wajir Kenya.
Ruth holds a Bachelors of Veterinary Medicine and Masters of Science in Applied Microbiology from the University of Nairobi, and a Masters of Veterinary Science Conservation Medicine from the University of Edinburgh. She currently works as a Veterinary Microbiologist at Washington State University -Global Health Kenya in a National One Health Antimicrobial Resistance project on strengthening national surveillance systems.
Ruth’s research interests are in studying infectious disease epidemiology, an interest she has gradually gained through the various projects she been involved in. In particular, she is interested in quantitative approaches that recognize the various social determinants of disease and how these influence various facets of disease transmission.