Dr. Peter Otieno
Epidemiologist & Researcher 
African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC)

Dr. Peter Otieno is an epidemiologist and multimorbidity researcher in the chronic disease management unit at the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC). His research interests span the multimorbidity of chronic diseases and integrated care models in sub-Saharan Africa. He leads the implementation of studies on multimorbidity epidemiology, chronic care models and strengthening the health system response to the management of multimorbidity. Dr. Otieno works very closely with African governments in providing scientific support in implementing national health policies.

Dr. Otieno is the project manager for the Generation-H study at the Nairobi site. He oversees the project's day-to-day operations and acts as the primary contact for collaborating partners. He holds a PhD in Multimorbidity of Chronic Diseases from Amsterdam University Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Dr. Otieno is also a 2024 Bernard Lown Scholar in Cardiovascular Health Program at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University. His research is aimed at contributing to the body of evidence and knowledge on multimorbidity prevention in Sub-Saharan Africa and how this local evidence can be used for advocacy for greater investments in primary care as part of a broader agenda for advancing equity in health. Dr. Otieno’s work has focused on poor urban areas where poverty, marginalization, and poor access to health services are driving multimorbidity. His research has highlighted the magnitude of the unmet demand for care for multimorbidity and how this will contribute to an even greater burden of health outcomes unless prevention efforts are increased. Dr Otieno’s research work is available at the URL: