Thumbi Mwangi

Health | Kenya

2016 New Voices Fellow


Dr. Thumbi Mwangi is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health in Washington State. He is a big proponent of the “One Health” movement, which emphasizes that human population health is inextricably linked to the health of animals and the environment. As a veterinary epidemiologist, he tracks human/animal interactions and can speak with authority on zoonotic diseases (Rabies, Ebola, MERS). He is a visiting scientist at the Kenya Medical Research Institute in Kenya and a visiting lecturer at the University of Nairobi’s Wangari Maathai Institute for Environmental Studies and Peace, where he teaches and supervises graduate students.

Thumbi teamed up with 2015 New Voices Fellow Shikoh Gitau and 2021 New Voices Fellow Loice Ombajo to create the Centre for Epidemiological Modelling and Analysis (CEMA), which is currently the only such center in Africa.