Monica A. Onyango, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Global Health

PhD, Boston College
MS, Boston College
MPH, Boston University
RN, Kenya Medical Training College

Dr. Onyango has over 25 years experience in health care delivery and management. At the Department of International Health she teaches courses in managing disasters and complex humanitarian emergencies, sexual and reproductive health in disaster settings. Her experience includes Kenya Ministry of Health for ten years as a nursing officer in management positions at two hospitals and as a lecturer at the Nairobi’s Medical Training College, School of Nursing. Monica is also a registered nurse by Massachusetts Board of Nursing. From 1992 to 1998, Dr. Onyango worked as a health team leader with international non-governmental organizations in relief and development in South Sudan, Angola and a refugee camp in Kenya. In South Sudan and Angola, she facilitated the design and implementation of community based health services where there had been no services for several years. At Kakuma refugee camp in North Western Kenya, she helped design the maternal and child health programs for over 20,000 refugees. Dr, Onyango has also participated in providing training for South Sudanese health workers on emergency obstetrics and neonatal care. In 2011, she co-founded the global nursing caucus (GNC) at BUSPH with a mission to advance the role of nursing in global health practice, education and policy through advocacy, collaboration, engagement and research. Her current research interests focus on reproductive health, maternal and child health, HIV/AIDS, health care among populations affected by disasters and the role of nurses and midwives in improving health status of populations globally. She holds a PhD in Nursing from Boston College, a Master of Science (nursing) degree from Boston College, a Master in Public Health degree from Boston University School of Public Health, Diploma in Advanced Nursing from Nairobi University, Diploma in general nursing and midwifery from Kenya Medical Training College, Nairobi.

2013 BU School of Public Health Summer 2013: Excellence in Teaching Award-IH870
2013 BU School of Public Health Spring 2013: Excellence in Teaching Award-IH755
2011 BU School of Public Health Spring 2011: Excellence in Teaching Award-IH755
2011 BU School of Public Health Summer 2011: Excellence in Teaching Award-IH766
2010 BU School of Public Health Summer 2010: Excellence in Teaching Award-IH870
2009 BU School of Public Health Spring 2009: Excellence in Teaching Award-IH755
2009 BU School of Public Health Summer 2009: Excellence in Teaching Award-IH766
2008 BU School of Public Health Summer 2008: Excellence in Teaching Award-IH870
2007 BU School of Public Health Summer 2007: Excellence in Teaching Award-IH755
2005 BU School of Public Health Summer 2005: Excellence in Teaching Award-IH755
2003 BU School of Public Health Summer 2003: Excellence in Teaching Award-IH755
2001 BU School of Public Health Summer 2001: Excellence in Teaching Award-IH755
2000 BU School of Public Health Summer 2000: Excellence in Teaching Award-IH755

Evaluation of Implementation of Reproductive Health Services among Internally Displaced Nepali Populations
08/31/2015 - 10/10/2015 (PI)
Women's Refugee Commission, Inc

Temporal Trends in Sexual Violence Cases Presenting at Healthcare facilities in Kenya
11/16/2012 - 09/30/2013 (PI)
Physicians for Human Rights

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  1. Onyango MA, Heidari S. Care with dignity in humanitarian crises: ensuring sexual and reproductive health and rights of displaced populations. Reprod Health Matters. 2017 Nov; 25(51):1-6. PMID: 29271740.
  2. Scott J, Mullen C, Rouhani S, Kuwert P, Greiner A, Albutt K, Burkhardt G, Onyango M, VanRooyen M, Bartels S. A qualitative analysis of psychosocial outcomes among women with sexual violence-related pregnancies in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Int J Ment Health Syst. 2017; 11:64. PMID: 29075319.
  3. Onyango MA, Uwase M. Humanitarian Response to Complex Emergencies and Natural Disasters. In: Quah SR and Cockerham WC. The International Encyclopedia of Public Health. Academic Press. Oxford. 2017; 4:106-116.
  4. Burkhardt G, Scott J, Onyango MA, Rouhani S, Haider S, Greiner A, Albutt K, VanRooyen M, Bartels S. Sexual violence-related pregnancies in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo: a qualitative analysis of access to pregnancy termination services. Confl Health. 2016; 10:30. PMID: 28031743; DOI: 10.1186/s13031-016-0097-2;.
  5. Rockers PC, Wirtz VJ, Vian T, Onyango MA, Ashigbie PG, Laing R. Study protocol for a cluster-randomised controlled trial of an NCD access to medicines initiative: evaluation of Novartis Access in Kenya. BMJ Open. 2016 Nov 25; 6(11):e013386.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27888177; DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-013386;.
  6. Onyango MA, Burkhardt G, Scott J, Rouhani S, Haider S, Greiner A, Albutt K, Mullen C, VanRooyen M, Bartels S. A Qualitative Analysis of Disclosure Patterns among Women with Sexual Violence-Related Pregnancies in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. PLoS One. 2016; 11(10):e0164631. PMID: 27741262; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0164631;.
  7. Rouhani SA, Scott J, Burkhardt G, Onyango MA, Haider S, Greiner A, Albutt K, VanRooyen M, Bartels SA. A quantitative assessment of termination of sexual violence-related pregnancies in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Confl Health. 2016; 10:9. PMID: 27053946; DOI: 10.1186/s13031-016-0073-x;.
  8. Onyango MA, Adu-Sarkodie Y, Agyarko-Poku T, Asafo MK, Sylvester J, Wondergem P, Green K, Wambugu S, Brennan AT, Beard J. "It''s all about making a life": poverty, HIV, violence, and other vulnerabilities faced by young female sex workers in Kumasi, Ghana. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2015 Mar 1; 68 Suppl 2:S131-7.View Related Profiles. PMID: 25723977; DOI: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000000455;.
  9. Krause S, Williams H, Onyango MA, Sami S, Doedens W, Giga N, Stone E, Tomczyk B. Reproductive health services for Syrian refugees in Zaatri Camp and Irbid City, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan: an evaluation of the Minimum Initial Services Package. Confl Health. 2015; 9(Suppl 1 Taking Stock of Reproductive Health in Humanitarian):S4. PMID: 25798190; DOI: 10.1186/1752-1505-9-S1-S4;.
  10. Anastario MP, Adhiambo Onyango M, Nyanyuki J, Naimer K, Muthoga R, Sirkin S, Barrick K, van Hasselt M, Aruasa W, Kibet C, Omollo G. Time series analysis of sexual assault case characteristics and the 2007-2008 period of post-election violence in Kenya. PLoS One. 2014; 9(8):e106443. PMID: 25170917; PMCID: PMC4149572; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0106443;.
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Global Health
Health systems
Humanitarian Emergencies
Reproductive Health
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