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Peter Memiah, DrPH, MSc

Academic Title:

Associate Professor

Primary Appointment:

Medicine

Secondary Appointment(s):

Epidemiology & Public Health

Additional Title:

Director of Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI); Center for International Health, Education, and Biosecurity (CIHEB) at UMB

Phone (Primary):

410-706-1283

Education and Training

  • Catholic University
  • United States International University
  • Morgan State University

Biosketch

Dr. Peter Memiah is an associate professor in the division of epidemiology and prevention at the University of Maryland and the Director for Quality Improvement for CIHEB. He is also a fellow in the HIV Intervention Science Training Program (HISTP) an NIH-funded multidisciplinary training program seeking to develop and facilitate the growth of scientists conducting technology driven, HIV-related dissemination and implementation research. He has over 60 publications in peer-reviewed journals.

An internationally recognized expert in Gender-Based Violence, Continuous Quality Improvement and Adolescent Health.As a consultant, he has led evaluation planning processes for nonprofit, private and public agencies. Including evaluations for UNICEF- on Adolescent and Youth HIV/Sexual Reproductive Health; Norwegian Lutheran Mission –on health care capacity-building project for improved public health services; Kenya Ministry of Health- on Elimination of Mother to Child Transmission (eMTCT) implementation; and United Nations Trust Fund – on Gender-Based violence. He has led the development of several country guidelines including- Development of the Kenya QI Framework (and curriculum) on HIV/MNCH; Kenya eMTCT Strategic Plan 2016-2021.

Dr. Memiah has contributed towards the development of HIV Quality Improvement policies in different countries. He has served as the Principal investigator of several grants addressing adolescent health, workforce development in low- and middle-income countries and the intersection between HIV and non-communicable diseases. He is also currently leading the nationwide evaluation of the differentiated care service delivery model and its cost-effectiveness for Kenya Ministry of Health. 

 

Research/Clinical Keywords

Quality Improvement, HIV, Adolescent Health , Non Communicable Diseases

Highlighted Publications

Memiah P, Kuhlman J, Cook C, Mburia C, Kingori C; Sarpong D,Hawkins M: Implications of Allostatic load and Dual Chronic Conditions: Evidence from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey; American Journal of Preventive Medicine (under review)

Memiah P, Bond T, Opanga Y, Kingori C, Cook C, Mwangi M, Gitahi-Kamau N, Mubangizi D, Owuor K. Neonatal, infant, and child mortality among women exposed to intimate partner violence in East Africa: a multi-country analysis. BMC Womens Health. 2020 Jan 23;20(1):10. doi: 10.1186/s12905-019-0867-2. PMID: 31969140; PMCID: PMC6977330.

Conserve, D.F., Issango, J., Kilale, A.M. Njau B, Nhugula P, Memiah P  et al. BMC Health Serv Res (2019) 19: 317. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-019-4120-3

Nkinda, L., Patel, K., Njuguna, B., Ngangali JO, Memiah Pet al. C - reactive protein and interleukin - 6 levels among human immunodeficiency virus -infected patients with dysglycemia in Tanzania. BMC Endocr Disord 19, 77 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12902-019-0407-y

Memiah P, Opanga Y, Bond T, Cook C, Mwangi M, Fried J, et al. (2019) Is sexual autonomy a protective factor for neonatal, child, and infant mortality? A multi-country analysis. PLoS ONE 14(2): e0212413. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0212413

Memiah P, Mu A, Penner J, Owour K, Ngunu C, Prevot K, Mochache V, Wekesa P, Oyore J, Muhula S, Komba P: Bridging the gap in implementation science: evaluating a capacity-building program in data management, analysis, utilization, and dissemination in low-and middle-income countries. Population health management 21 (3), 245-251. (2018)

Research Interests

  • Adolescent Health
  • The utility of Digital technology for Adolescent Wellbeing
  • HIV and other Non Communicable Disease (specifically Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes)
  • Gender-Based Violence