This Site and Investigator Spotlight introduces Dr. Lucas Tina, who is affiliated with the Victoria Biomedical Research Institute (VIBRI) and Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) in Kisumu, Kenya. Dr. Tina serves as a Scientific Advisory Expert for FHI Clinical, and VIBRI and KEMRI are listed in FHI Clinical’s database of research sites, and we are currently working with the sites on vaccine studies for pneumonia, malaria drug trials, tuberculosis surveillance and investigating the outcomes of sepsis.
Dr. Tina and VIBRI were spotlighted in April 2023, and all information on this page is current as of then.
About Dr. Tina
He completed his medical training at Moi University School of Medicine and earned an MSc in Public Health in Developing Countries from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He is also an ADVAC (Advanced Course of Vaccinology) Fellow from the Fondation Mérieux and the Université de Genève. He is committed to strengthening community mobilization, education, awareness and involvement in research to improve community health.
- Baseline incidence of meningitis, malaria, mortality and other health outcomes in infants and young sub-Saharan African children prior to the introduction of the RTS,S/AS01E malaria vaccine. Malaria Journal. April 2021.
- Clinical laboratory hematology reference values among infants aged 1month to 17 months in Kombewa Sub-County, Kisumu: A cross sectional study of rural population in Western Kenya . PLoS One. March 2021
- Clinical laboratory reference values in adults in Kisumu County, Western Kenya; hematology, chemistry and CD4. PLoS One. March 2021
- False reactive HIV-1 diagnostic test results in an individual from Kenya on multiple testing platforms-A case report. IDCases. December 2020
- Estimating annual fluctuations in malaria transmission intensity and in the use of malaria control interventions in five Sub-Saharan African countries. The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. November 2020
- Safety and immunogenicity of the RTS,S/AS01 malaria vaccine in infants and children identified as HIV-infected during a randomized trial in sub-Saharan Africa. Vaccine January 2020
- Long-term incidence of severe malaria following RTS,S/AS01 vaccination in children and infants in Africa: an open-label 3-year extension study of a phase 3 randomised controlled trial. The Lancet Infectious Diseases. July 2019
- Safety profile of the RTS,S/AS01 malaria vaccine in infants and children: additional data from a phase III randomized controlled trial in sub-Saharan Africa. Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics. October 2018
- A spatiotemporal analysis of HIV-associated mortality in rural Western Kenya 2011-2015. JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. August 2018
- Host-mediated selection impacts the diversity of Plasmodium falciparum antigens within infections. Nature Communications. April 2018.
- Cause-specific mortality in the Kombewa health and demographic surveillance systems site, rural Western Kenya from 2011-2015. Global Health Action. February 2018
- Longitudinal estimation of Plasmodium falciparum prevalence in relation to malaria prevention measures in six sub-Saharan African countries. Malaria Journal. October 2017
- Questioning effectiveness of vaccines against malaria-Authors’ reply. Lancet Infectious Diseases. January 2017.
- Safety and immunogenicity of RTS, S/AS01 in infants and children with WHO Stage 1 or 2 HIV disease: a randomized, double-blind, controlled trial. Lancet Infectious Diseases. July 2016
- Adenovirus type 35-vectored tuberculosis vaccine has an acceptable safety and tolerability profile in healthy, BCG-vaccinated, QuantiFERON(®)-TB Gold (+) Kenyan adults without evidence of tuberculosis. Vaccine. May 2016
- Immunogenicity of the RTS,S/AS01 malaria vaccine and implications for duration of vaccine efficacy: secondary analysis of data from a phase 3 randomised controlled trial. Lancet Infectious Diseases. December 2015
- Genetic diversity and protective efficacy of the RTS,S/AS01 malaria vaccine. New England Journal of Medicine. November 2015
- Ferroquine and Artesunate in African adults and children with Plasmodium falciparum malaria: a phase 2, multicentre, randomised double-blind, dose-ranging, non-inferiority study. Lancet Infectious Diseases. September 2015
- Efficacy and safety of RTS,S/AS01 malaria vaccine with or without a booster dose in infants and children in Africa: final results of a phase 3, individually randomised, controlled trial. The Lancet. April, 2015
- Efficacy and safety of the RTS,S/AS01 malaria vaccine during 18 months after vaccination: a phase 3 randomized, controlled trial in children and young infants at 11 African sites. PLoS Medicine. July 2014
- Health & demographic surveillance system profile: the Kombewa Health and Demographic Surveillance System (Kombewa HDSS). International Journal of Epidemiology. July 2014
- Efficacy and safety of artemether-lumefantrine and dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine in the treatment of uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria in Kenyan children aged less than five years: results of an open-label, randomized, single-centre study. Malaria Journal. January 2014
- Results from tandem Phase 1 studies evaluating the safety, reactogenicity and immunogenicity of the vaccine candidate antigen Plasmodium falciparum FVO merozoite surface protein-1 (MSP142) administered intramuscularly with adjuvant system AS01. Malaria Journal. January 2013