Eduard Sanders

Eduard Sanders MD, MPH, PhD (1961) is a medical epidemiologist specialized in HIV research and public health with over 20 years experience in Africa (Kenya, 1992-96; Ethiopia, 1999-2003; Kenya, since 2003). He is associate-professor in Tropical Medicine and Global Health at University of Oxford, and honorary lecturer at the Department of Global Health, University of Amsterdam. His initial work at the Kenya Medical Research Institute-Wellcome Trust Research Progamme (KWTRP) in Kilifi established the Kilifi District Hospital’s HIV care and research programme, after which observational cohort studies of HIV-1 incidence among men who have sex with men (MSM) and female sex workers started on the Kenyan Coast. He and colleagues investigated and reported the high HIV-1 incidence among MSM, and alerted health officials about the role of MSM in the HIV-1 epidemic in Kenya and elsewhere in sub-Saharan Africa. Since 2010, his research increasingly emphasized the importance of community engagement and health care worker trainings in order to engage key populations into care. His recent work has focused on acute HIV-1 infection detection including optimizing a clinical algorithm to target patients who seek health care for AHI evaluation. He is co-recipient of the recent Wellcome Trust DELTAS Africa capacity-building grant entitled “Sub-Saharan African Network for TB/HIV research Excellence (SANTHE), and PI of this grant at the KWTRP in Kilifi, Kenya.

Publications

  • Effect of Text Message, Phone Call, and In Person Appointment Reminders on Uptake of Repeat HIV Testing among Outpatients Screened for Acute HIV Infection in Kenya: A Randomized Controlled Trial

    Authored by: Mugo Peter M., Wahome Elizabeth W., Gichuru Evanson N., Mwashigadi Grace M., Thiong’o Alexander N., Prins Henrieke A. B., Rinke de Wit Tobias F., Graham Susan M., Sanders Eduard J.
    In: PLOS ONE 11(4), 2016, p.e0153612 .
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27077745

  • Changes in sexual risk behavior among MSM participating in a research cohort in coastal Kenya

    Authored by: Möller Lisanne M., Stolte Ineke G., Geskus Ronald B., Okuku Haile Selassie, Wahome Elizabeth, Price Matt A., Prins Maria, Graham Susan M., Sanders Eduard J.
    In: AIDS 29(Suppl. 3), 2015, p.S211‑S219.
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26562810

  • Risk of sexual, physical and verbal assaults on men who have sex with men and female sex workers in coastal Kenya

    Authored by: Micheni Murugi, Rogers Sam, Wahome Elizabeth, Darwinkel Marianne, van der Elst Elise, Gichuru Evans, Graham Susan M., Sanders Eduard J., Smith Adrian D.
    In: AIDS 29(Suppl. 3), 2015, p.S231‑S236.
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26562812

  • Development and pilot testing of an intervention to promote care engagement and adherence among HIV‑positive Kenyan MSM

    Authored by: Graham Susan M., Micheni Murugi, Kombo Bernadette, van der Elst Elisabeth M., Mugo Peter M., Kivaya Esther, Aunon Frances, Kutner Bryan, Sanders Eduard J., Simoni Jane M.
    In: AIDS 29(Suppl. 3), 2015, p.S241‑S249.
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26562813

  • Strengthening healthcare providers’ skills to improve HIV services for MSM in Kenya

    Authored by: van der ElstEM., Gichuru E., Muraguri N, Musyoki H., Micheni M., Kombo B, Smith AD, Graham Susan M., Sanders Eduard J., Operario D
    In: AIDS., 2015
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26372492

  • Heterosexual behaviours among men who sell sex to men in coastal Kenya

    Authored by: Smith AD, Muhaari AD, Agwanda C, Kowuor D, van der ElstEM., Davies A, Graham Susan M., Jaffe HW, Sanders Eduard J.
    In: AIDS., 2015
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26565965

  • Depression, substance abuse and stigma among men who have sex with men in coastal Kenya

    Authored by: Secor AM, Wahome E, Micheni M., Rao D, Simoni JM, Sanders Eduard J., Graham Susan M.
    In: AIDS., 2015
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26562814

  • Targeted screening of at-risk adults for acute HIV-1 infection in sub-Saharan Africa

    Authored by: Sanders Eduard J., Wahome E, Powers KA, Werner L, Fegan G et al.
    In: AIDS., 2015
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26562811

  • Kenyan MSM: no longer a hidden population

    Authored by: Sanders Eduard J., Jaffe HW, Musyoki H., Muraguri N, Graham Susan M.
    In: AIDS., 2015
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26562809

  • Emerging themes for sensitivity training modules of African healthcare workers attending to men who have sex with men: a systematic review.

    Authored by: Dijkstra Maartje, van der Elst Elise M., Micheni Murugi, Gichuru Evanson, Musyoki Helgar, Duby Zoe, Lange Joep M. A., Graham Susan M., Sanders Eduard J.
    In: INTERNATIONAL HEALTH 7(3), 2015, p.151‑162.
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25596188