Health Systems Researcher, KEMRI-Wellcome Trust
Dr. Jacinta Nzinga is a health systems and policy researcher with the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme in Nairobi. She holds a PHD in Health and Social Studies (University of Warwick) and a Masters degree in global health (Oxford University). She is also adjunct faculty with the department of Public Health, Pwani University and the Institute of Healthcare Management at Strathmore University, Kenya and visiting lecturer with Oxford University, UK. Jacinta’s research work has mainly been in health worker behavior change, organizational change in hospitals and supporting leadership development for healthcare managers. Her research interests are in Health System Leadership; Health Policy Analysis & policy engagement; Organizational Behavior & whole system change with particular interests in the management, governance and performance of human resources for health. Jacinta is now the National Platform Manager r for a newly funded African Health Observatory Platform on Health Systems and Policy (AHOP) that aims at synthesizing existing research and generating new evidence on health systems performance to guide policy development and evidence-informed decision making within the health system.