Research interests: Infectious and non-infectious diseases and capacity building
Dr Esther Ngadaya, a principal research scientist and two times best scientist is employed by the National Institute for Medical Research. She is a doctor of medicine with Post graduate diploma in Health Economics, and PhD in Epidemiology. Esther has just completed post doc program. Her research focuses mainly on infectious diseases, however, she has done some works in non-communicable diseases as well. She is the head of department for Monitoring and Evaluation, and a chair of operational research for East Africa Public Health Laboratory Network Project, a project aiming at establishing a network of efficient, high quality, accessible public health laboratories. She has won several grants and published over 40 publications. Esther is a teacher, supervisor and a mentor.