Monica A. Onyango, PhD
Clinical Associate 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. Rockers PC, Laing RO, Ashigbie PG, Onyango MA, Mukiira CK, Wirtz VJ. Effect of Novartis Access on availability and price of non-communicable disease medicines in Kenya: a cluster-randomised controlled trial. Lancet Glob Health. 2019 Apr; 7(4):e492-e502.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30799142.
     
  2. Monica Adhiambo Onyango, Kirsten Resnick, Alexandra Davis, and Rupal Ramesh Shah. Pregnant in the Time of Ebola: Women and Their Children in the 2013-2015 West African Epidemic (Editors: David A. Schwartz, Julienne Ngoundoung Anoko, Sharon A. Abramowitz) . Chapter 8: Gender-Based Violence Among Adolescent Girls and Young Women: A Neglected Consequence of the West African Ebola Outbreak. Springer. Nature, Switzerland. 2019; 121-130. View Publication
  3. Syed N, Rockers PC, Vian T, Onyango M, Laing RO, Wirtz VJ. Access to Antihypertensive Medicines at the Household Level: A Study From 8 Counties of Kenya. Glob Heart. 2018 12; 13(4):247-253.e5.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30245176.
     
  4. Onyango MA, Vian T, Hirsch I, Salvi DD, Laing R, Rockers PC, Ashigbie PG, Wirtz VJ. Perceptions of Kenyan adults on access to medicines for non-communicable diseases: A qualitative study. PLoS One. 2018; 13(8):e0201917.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30142218.
     
  5. Myers A, Sami S, Onyango MA, Karki H, Anggraini R, Krause S. Facilitators and barriers in implementing the Minimum Initial Services Package (MISP) for reproductive health in Nepal post-earthquake. Confl Health. 2018; 12:35. PMID: 30127844.
     
  6. Scott J, Onyango MA, Burkhardt G, Mullen C, Rouhani S, Haider S, Albutt K, Greiner A, VanRooyen M, Bartels S. A qualitative analysis of decision-making among women with sexual violence-related pregnancies in conflict-affected eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2018 Aug 08; 18(1):322. PMID: 30089448.
     
  7. Barakat D, Rockers PC, Vian T, Onyango MA, Laing RO, Wirtz VJ. Access to asthma medicines at the household level in eight counties of Kenya. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2018 05 01; 22(5):585-590.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29663966.
     
  8. Onyango MA, Adu-Sarkodie Y, Adjei RO, Agyarko-Poku T, Kopelman CH, Green K, Wambugu S, Clement NF, Wondergem P, Beard J. Love, power, resilience and vulnerability: relationship dynamics between female sex workers in Ghana and their intimate partners. Cult Health Sex. 2019 Jan; 21(1):31-45.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29669473.
     
  9. Selam Hailu, Peter C. Rockers, Taryn Vian, Monica Onyango, Richard Laing1, Veronika J. Wirtz. Access to Diabetes Medicines at the Household Level in Eight Counties of Kenya. Journal of Diabetology. 2018; 9(2):45-55. View Publication
  10. Turpin K, Rockers PC, Vian T, Onyango M, Laing R, Wirtz VJ . Prevalence of non-communicable diseases in eight counties of Kenya. East African Medical Journal. 2018; 95(3):1285-1297. View Publication
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Global Health
Health systems
Humanitarian Emergencies
Midwifery
Nursing
Reproductive Health
Research
Teaching
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