Affiliation: DGHI Faculty

Wendy P O'Meara

Dr. O’Meara has been actively working and publishing in the field of malaria diagnosis, treatment, and drug resistance for more than seven years. She helped to establish the Malaria Diagnostic Centre of Excellence in Kisumu, Kenya. She has worked closely with the Ministry of Health at the district level on public health planning and surveillance. She is an Assistant Professor at Duke University Medical School in the Division of Infectious Diseases, visiting professor at Moi University, and the Co-Field Director of Research for AMPATH. She is currently based in Eldoret, Kenya where, in addition to her research activities, she is responsible for the monitoring and evaluation of the USAID-funded primary care initiative to provide primary health care to a population of 500,000 people in Western Kenya. In collaboration with Thomas Holland (Division of Infectious Disease), William Pan (Nicholas School of the Environment) and colleagues at Moi University in Eldoret, Kenya, she received pilot funding to investigate the infectious causes of pediatric fevers in rural Kenya. The results of the study will help determine which fever-causing agents can be diagnosed, treated, or prevented at peripheral health facilities, and estimate the potential impact of improved access to health services on the burden and spread of these diseases.

Contact Info:
Office Location:  Eldoret, Kenya
Email Address: send me a message

Teaching (Spring 2023):


School of Medicine

Infectious Diseases
Geographical Interests:

Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. W.P. O'Meara, N. Smith, E. Ekal, D. Cole, S. Ndege, “Spatial distribution of bednet coverage under routine distribution through the public health sector in a rural district in Kenya”, PLoS One (Accepted, 2011) (In press.)
  2. W. P. O’Meara, B. Tsofa, S. Molyneux, C. Goodman, F.E. McKenzie, Community and facility-level engagement in planning and budgeting for the government health sector – a district perspective from Kenya, Health Policy, vol. 99(3):234-43 (2011)
  3. W. P. O’Meara, J. Mangeni, R. Steketee, B. Greenwood, The changing burden of malaria in Sub-Saharan Africa, Lancet Infectious Diseases, vol. 10(8): 545-555 (2010)
  4. W.P.O’Meara and T. Lang, Malaria vaccine trial endpoints – bridging the gaps between trial design, public health and the next generation of vaccines, Parasite Immunology, vol. 31:574–581 (2009)
  5. W. P. O’Meara, A. Noor, H. Gatakaa, B. Tsofa, F. E. McKenzie, K. Marsh, The impact of primary health care on malaria morbidity – defining access by disease burden, Tropical Medicine and International Health, vol. 14(1): 29-35 (2009)

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