Dr. Caroline Ombok


School of Health Sciences.

Department of Public Health, Nutrition and Behavioural Sciences


She is a Lecturer in the department of Public Health, Nutrition and Behavioural Sciences. She has completed her PhD (Medical Anthropology) studies at Moi University awaiting graduation in December 2022.  She holds a Master’s of Science in Clinical Psychology (UON). BA in communication and Sociology (UON). She has diverse professional experience in Medical and Clinical Psychology having worked for (FIVE) years at Moi University (Department of Behavioural Sciences), several years at  Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH), Academic Model Providing Access to Health Care (AMPATH) and Moi teaching and referral Hospital (MTRH) Mental Unit. She is a member of Kenya Psychological Association since 2007. Worked closely with street involved teenage mothers and managed to get them out of the street and lead a normal life. She does Community Activities in the Rural Homes and Alupe by empowering teenagers to speak out to safeguard their mental health status since THERE IS NO HEALTH “WITHOUT MENTAL HEALTH”.

Academic Qualifications

PhD in Medical Anthropology (Moi University) 2022: Thesis Tittle: -Cultural Construction of Mental illness and Health seeking Behaviour among caregiver in Uasin Gishu County-Kenya.

Master of Science in Clinical Psychology (University of Nairobi) 2011:

Thesis Tittle: - The prevalence of post-Traumatic Stress Disorder among sexually Abused Children seen at the Gender Based Violence Recovery Centre at Kenyatta National Hospital.


BA in Communication and Sociology (University of Nairobi) 2007 attained 2nd class upper Division

Research Interests

My research interest are Mental Illness and Trauma related Topics. Mental Disorders. Adherence and Antiretroviral therapy, stress and trauma, evidence based intervention in Psychology.


Journal Publications:

Book publication

• Cultural construction of Mental illness, the mentally ill, and health seeking behavior by Caregivers in Uasin Gishu County

• Adoption of Business Model in Health Care Provision. Malpractice Mushrooming clinics in informal sectors – Eldoret

• Ombok C. A. Obondo. L. Atwoli (2013). The prevalence of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder among sexually abused children – Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi.

• The production & reproduction of Kinship in charitable Children Institutions in Uasin Gishu County - Kenya. 03 May 2019

• Child abuse & Neglect in the households (HH) Children’s Charitable Institutions(CCI) & Street Children (SC) in Uasin Gishu County –Kenya

In Process of publication

• Communication between students and Lecturers in Public universities (CASE STUDIES) Who takes an upper hand.

• How to deliver undesirable messages to children (COVID)

• Establish communication channels for the Deaf and Dumb in Hospital settings

. • Ethical Issues in research Involving Street children

• Child abuse manuscript-Cumulative prevalence of child abuse among children under alternative care in Uasin Gishu County – Kenya. What is the impact of care environment?

• Effects of Institutionalization & de-institutionalization of OVC’s in Kenya.

• Growth Response to Combined Anti-Retroviral Therapy (cART) Initiation among HIV Infected Children receiving Comprehensive care in Western Kenya.

• Research Questions in mHealth disparities – Ways in which mHealth Research can help in reducing Health Disparities.

• Acknowledgment having participated in Kenya Demographic Health Survey as a Supervisor for Nyanza Region 2008-2009

• Importance of Mental health Talks in the Institution of higher learning.

• The relationship between the abused children & the perpetrator Nairobi Kenya.

• The impact of workload & coping Mechanism on different dimensions of stress among University Lecturers.

• Occupational stress in upcoming universities: Staff perceptions of the causes, consequences and moderators of stress. A study – Alupe University

Conferences/Seminars/ Workshops:

(i) Post graduate seminar on Rebranding post graduate studies for increased research & innovative

(ii) 2022 AGBA’s 18th Global Conference at Eresin topkapi Hotel in Istanbul – Turkey (ii) 2021 Kenya Psychiatric Association 14th Annual Conference – Noble Hotel

(iii) 2013 MH Research and Ethics Curriculum Review Workshop.

(iv) 2013 Kenya Psychiatric Association 5th Annual Conference – La Mada Hotel- Nairobi.

(v) 2013 master in Clinical Psychology Curriculum development workshop.

(vi) 2012 Kenya Psychiatric Association 4th Annual Conference – Kisumu Hotel.

(vii) 2011 Psychotrauma conference - African mental health and Peter Alderman Foundation – Catholic University

(viii) 2003 Stigmatization against the mentally ill – Mathare Mental Hospital.

(ix) 2002 Doctor’s Assistant Training on Customer Patient Care and Services. 5. Public Lectures attended - Bio cosmos-Africa – 2021: Is life the result of chance or was it created- Lecture on Intelligent & Creation 6.

Inaugural Lectures:

(i) 2014 - Children in Especially Difficult Circumstances by Prof. Samuel Ayaya Olwambula

(ii) 2013 - Integration of Education Technology in Teacher Education. Advantage of teacher training at County Level in Kenya. Prof. Chris Wekesa Mukwa 2012 – (Re) constructing Gender: A holistic Strategy to Controlling HIV/AIDs in Kenya. Prof Eunice Kamaara Karanja

Classes taught

Medical Psychology courses

Other relevant links


Official Contact Details

Email: caroline.ombok@gmail .com