Dr Elizabeth A. Bukusi is a Chief Research Officer and the Deputy Director Research and Training at Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI). Her primary areas of interest in research focus on sexually transmitted infections, reproductive health and HIV prevention, care and treatment. In 1995, she established the Research Care and Training Program (RCTP) at KEMRI in collaboration with Dr. Craig Cohen (UCSF). In addition to conducting research, the goal of the program is to enhance local capacity to conduct socio-behavioral and biomedical research and provide HIV care through training and infrastructure development. In addition to her substantial experience in conducting research in Kenya, as well as providing HIV care, mentoring and training different cadres of health care and research personnel, she has an interest in research and clinical ethics and the development of systems and structures for regulation of research at KEMRI and in the country. She chairs the Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) at KEMRI in addition to overseeing scientific regulation. She has served on the Scientific and Technical Advisory Board of the Department of Reproductive Health and Research at WHO. She also served on the MIRA (Diaphragm) study, the CAPRISA 004 DSMB, and the LEAP DSMB (DNDi) and currently serves on the IPM Ring study DSMB, and as the co-chair of the HPTN's women at risk committee. In addition to being a member of the Kenya National AIDs Control Committee (NACC) HIV prevention task force, she is the chairperson of the National Bioethics Society of Kenya and was recently appointed to serve on the Board of Management of the Medical Research Council (MRC) South Africa.