Dr Elise van der Elst PhD

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+254 710 866 576

Dr Elise van der Elst PhD

SANTHE Senior Researcher/Supervisor

Elise van der Elst obtained her PhD at the University of Amsterdam and has been a sociobehavioural scientist with KWTRP since 2003. Her current qualitative social research focuses on two main areas: implementation research of HIV care and prevention involving gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (GBMSM) and female sex workers (including PrEP provision and uptake, oral self-testing, and understanding acute HIV infection); and improving HIV service delivery for key populations. She collaborates with Ministry of Health and county health staff, producing new thinking, evidence and recommendations around strengthening key players’ involvement in health service delivery for key populations in Kenya. This takes forward her prior work and includes significant capacity strengthening elements.