Patrick Kaonga, PhD

Fogarty International Fellow

Patrick Kaonga is currently a Fogarty African Bioethics Consortium-Post-Doctoral Fellow from Zambia. Patrick is a Faculty member in the School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Zambia. He is an Infectious Disease Epidemiologist also, with strength and skills in Research Methods and Biostatistics.

Patrick completed his Ph.D (Immunology), MPH and undergraduate degrees at University of Zambia. His research interests lie in the area of infectious disease, biomarkers of environmental enteropaphy, integration of services for non-communicable diseases and HIV and now ethics surrounding biological samples ranging from storage for future use/export of sample and the consenting process involved. He has collaborated actively with researchers in several other disciplines of non-communicable diseases, public health, biostatistics, and clinical research. He has vast experience in clinical diagnostic and research settings.

Patrick has served as Principal Investigator for Application of Molecular Techniques to Interventions Against the Major Poverty Related Diseases (HIV, TB and Malaria) for Improving Disease Control (AFRA). Patrick has served on many conference and workshop program committees locally and internationaly.. He serves as a coordinator for PhD journal club where different PhD candidates from schools within the University of Zambia meet to discuss their academic progress and share ideas.

Patrick enjoys playing soccer, reading scientific articles, watching documentary, networking on research ideas.