Educational background and interests:
Dr Shukri Mohamed is a public health specialist with over 9 years experience in research, project planning and management, and also has 4 years of clinical pharmacy practice experience. She has built skills in project management, project implementation, data quality assurance, data analysis and scientific writing and has authored 20 peer reviewed publications. She attained a Masters in Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA and a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from the University of Maryland School Of Pharmacy, USA. Her areas of interest include non-communicable disease prevention and control with an emphasis on cardiovascular disease, health systems research and translating research to policy and action. Dr Mohamed has served on a number of expert/technical working groups such as the technical working group on non-communicable diseases prevention policies and the Kenya Cancer Research track group. She also coordinated a special issue from a national survey on NCD risk factors in Kenya which is now published in a peer reviewed journal.
PhD project focus:
Dr Mohamed is currently pursuing a PhD at the University of Warwick School Of Medicine, UK looking at uncontrolled hypertension in sub-Saharan Africa in partnership with the African Population and health Research Center (APHRC).
Uncontrolled hypertension is the most important risk factor for cardiovascular diseases and the leading cause of death worldwide. It is predicted that the number of people with hypertension will increase and a large proportion of this increase will occur in developing countries. Despite the numerous studies on hypertension, the current literature reveals that relatively little is known about uncontrolled hypertension and its correlates in sub-Saharan Africa. The purpose of the proposed PhD research is to address major gaps in knowledge about (i) the scope in the burden of uncontrolled hypertension among adults residing in sub-Saharan Africa and (ii) the factors associated with uncontrolled hypertension.