Recent Publications by OHR and EK partners:


  • Charles Reinisch Salmen, Louisa Ndunyu, John M. Ssenkusu, David Marshall, Nicholas DesLauriers, Ananda Vigneswari Anebarassou, Evance Ogola, Gor Benard Ouma, Brian Mattah, Robinson Okeyo, Scholarstica Otieno, Nyika Friberg, Lily Muldoon, Kelsi Hines, Marcus Salmen & Shailendra Prasad (2021) Falling through the net: An adaptive assessment of the ‘Three Delays’ encountered by patients seeking emergency maternal and neonatal care within a remote health system on Lake Victoria, Kenya. Global Public Health. Read.


  • Nicholas R. DesLauriers, Evance Ogola, Gor Ouma, Marcus Salmen, Lily Muldoon, Ben L. Pederson, Kelsi Hines, John M. Ssenkusu, Brian Mattah, Robinson Okeyo, Peres Okinyi, Richard Magerenge, Nyika Friberg, Molly McCoy, Shailendra Prasad, Louisa Ndunyu & Charles R. Salmen (2020) The MOMENTUM study: Putting the ‘Three Delays’ to work to evaluate access to emergency obstetric and neonatal care in a remote island community in Western Kenya. Global Public Health. Read.


  • Salmen, C, Magerenge, R, Ndunyu, L, & Prasad, S. 2019. Rethinking our Rigor Mortis: Creating space for more adaptive and inclusive truth-seeking in community-based global health research in Kenya. Global Public Health. Read.
  • Fiorella, KJ, Gavenus, ER, Milner, EM, Moore, M, Wilson-Anumudu, F, Adhiambo, F, Mattah, B, Bukusi, E, Fernald, LCH. Evaluation of a social-network intervention on child feeding knowledge and practices. Maternal & Child Nutrition. In press.
  • Esther O. Chung, Brian Mattah, Matthew D. Hickey, Charles R. Salmen, Erin M. Milner, Elizabeth A. Bukusi, Justin S. Brashares, Sera L. Young, Lia C.H. Fernald, and Kathryn J. Fiorella. Characteristics of Pica Behavior among Mothers around Lake Victoria, Kenya: A Cross-Sectional Study. Read Paper or Press.


  • DeLorme, A, Gavenus, E, Salmen, C, Benard, GO, Mattah, B, Bukusi, E, Fiorella, KJ. 2018. Nourishing Networks: A social-ecological analysis of a network intervention for improving household nutrition in Western Kenya. Social Science & Medicine. 197: 95-103. Read.
  • Chang, A, Fiorella, KJ, Hickey, MD, Salmen, CR, Bukusi, EA, Cohen, CR, Auerswald, CL. 2018. Marginalization and community perception of HIV care, treatment, and support on Mfangano Island, Kenya. Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, & Action. 12(2): 121-133. Read.
  • Milner, EM, Fiorella, KJ, Mattah, B, Bukusi, EB, Fernald, LCH. 2018. Timing, intensity, and duration of food insecurity are associated with child development in Kenya. Maternal & Child Nutrition. 14(2). Read.


  • Fiorella, KJ, Milner, EM, Salmen, CS, Hickey, MD, Omollo, DO, Mattah, B, Adhiambo, A, Bukusi, EB, Fernald, LCH, Brashares, JS. 2017. Human Health Alters the Sustainability of Fishing Practices in East Africa. PNAS. 114(16): 4171-4176. Read.
  • Fiorella, KJ, Milner, EM, DO, Bukusi, E, Fernald, LCH. 2017. Quantity and species of fish consumed shape breast milk essential fatty acid concentrations among women living around Lake Victoria, Kenya. Public Health Nutrition. 21(4): 777-784. Read.


    • Hickey, M, Omollo, D, Salmen, C, Mattah, B, Blat, C, Ouma, G, Fiorella, K, Njoroge, B, Gandhi, M, Bukusi, E, Cohen, C & E Geng. 2016. Movement between facilities for HIV care among a mobile population in Kenya: transfer, loss to follow-up, and reengagement. AIDS Care. Read.


      • Nagata, J., Fiorella, K., Salmen, C., Hickey, M., Mattah B., Magerenge R., Milner, E., Weiser, S., Bukusi, E., and C. Cohen. 2015. Around the Table: Food Insecurity, Socioeconomic Status and Instrumental Social Support amoung Women Living in a Rural Kenyan Island Community. Ecology of Food and Nutrition. Read.
      • Fiorella, K.J., Camlin, C.S., Salmen, C.R., Omondi, R. Hickey, M.D., Omollo, D.O., Milner, E.M., Bukusi, E.A., Fernald, L.C.H., Brashares, J.S. 2015. Transactional Fish-for-Sex Relationships Amid Declining Fish Access in Kenya. World Development. 74: 323-332. Read.
      • Hickey MD*, Salmen CR*, Omollo D, Mattah B, Fiorella KJ, Geng EH, Bacchetti P, Blat CC, Ouma GB, Zoughbie D, Tessler RA, Salmen MR, Campbell H, Gandhi M, Shade SB, Njoroge B, Bukusi EA, Cohen CR. Pulling the network together: quasi-experimental trial of a patient-defined support network intervention for promoting engagement in HIV care and medication adherence on Mfangano Island, Kenya. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2015 Aug; 69(4):e127-34 Read.
      • Salmen, C., Hickey, M., Fiorella, K., Omollo, D., Ouma, G., Zoughbie, D., Salemn, M., Magerenge, R., Tessler, R., Campbell, H., Geng, E., Gandhi, M., Bukusi, E., Cohen, C. 2015. Social Science & Medicine. “Wan Kanyakla” (We are together): Community transformation in Kenya following a social network intervention for HIV care.  147: 332-340. Read.


      • Fiorella, K.J., Hickey, M.D., Salmen, C.R., Nagata, J.M., Mattah, B. Magerenge, R., Cohen, C.R., Bukusi, E.A., Brashares, J.S., Fernald, L.H. 2014. Fishing for food? Analyzing links between fishing livelihoods and food security around Lake Victoria, Kenya. Food Security. 6.6: 851-860. Read.
      • Hickey, M. D.*, Salmen, C. R.*, Tessler RA, Omollo D, Bacchetti P, Magerenge R, Mattah B, Salmen MR, Zoughbie D, Fiorella KJ, Geng E, Njoroge B, Jin C, Huang Y, Bukusi EA, Cohen CR, Gandhi M. 2014. Antiretroviral concentrations in small hair samples as a feasible marker of adherence in rural Kenya. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. (*denotes equal contribution) Read.


      • Fiorella, K.J. 2013. Considering the Complexity in HIV/AIDS and the environment. American Journal of Public Health. 103(9): e1. Read.
      • Bellan, S.E., Fiorella, K.J., Melesse, D.Y., Getz, W.M., Williams, B.G., Dushoff, J. 2013. Extra-couple HIV transmission in sub-Saharan Africa a mathematical modelling study of survey data. The Lancet. 381(9877): 1561-1569. Read.
      • Nagata, J.M, Fiorella, K.J., Young, S.L., Otieno, O.D., Ijaa, K., Bukusi, E.A., Cohen, C.R. 2013. Socio-demographic and health associations with body mass index at the time of enrollment in HIV care in Nyanza Province, Kenya. AIDS Care. 25(12): 1491-1498. DOI:10.1080/09540121.2013.775399. Read.