Dr Kelvin Okoth

Dr Kelvin Okoth

Institute of Applied Health Research
Honorary Research Fellow

Contact details

Public Health, Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Public Health Building
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Kelvin is an Honorary Research Fellow at the Institute of Applied Health Research.


  • MPH in Public Health, University of Birmingham 2017
  • MBChB, University of Nairobi 2010


Kelvin studied medicine at the University of Nairobi, Kenya and qualified with a MBChB degree in 2010.  After graduation he worked as a house officer before joining Kenya’s Military Service. He served on a tour of duty with Kenya’s military battalion in South Sudan before joining an international aid organization to support the humanitarian health emergency response in South Sudan, providing urgently needed medical and surgical assistance. Kelvin completed his MPH degree at the University of Birmingham in 2017. He is a postgraduate researcher at the institute of Applied Health research, University of Birmingham. His research interests are on reproductive factors and their impact on long term maternal health with a focus on cardiometabolic outcomes. He is also interested in the design and analysis of observational studies using routinely collected health data.


Kelvin's research interests are on reproductive factors and their impact on long-term maternal health.


Okoth K, Chandan JS, Marshall T, Thangaratinam S, Thomas GN, Nirantharakumar K, et al. Association between the reproductive health of young women and cardiovascular disease in later life: umbrella review. BMJ. 2020 Oct 7;371:m3502.

Šumilo D, Nirantharakumar K, Willis BH, Rudge G, Martin J, Gokhale K, et al. Long-term impact of giving antibiotics before skin incision versus after cord clamping on children born by caesarean section: Protocol for a longitudinal study based on UK electronic health records. BMJ Open. 2019 Sep 1;9(9):e033013.

Crowe F, Zemedikun DT, Okoth K, Adderley NJ, Rudge G, Sheldon M, et al. Comorbidity phenotypes and risk of mortality in patients with ischaemic heart disease in the UK. Heart. 2020 Jun 1;106(11):810–6. 

Chandan JS, Okoth K, Gokhale KM, Bandyopadhyay S, Taylor J, Nirantharakumar K. Increased Cardiometabolic and Mortality Risk Following Childhood Maltreatment in the United Kingdom. J Am Heart Assoc. 2020 May 18;9(10):e015855.

Chandan JS, Keerthy D, Zemedikun DT, Okoth K, Gokhale KM, Raza K, et al. The association between exposure to childhood maltreatment and the subsequent development of functional somatic and visceral pain syndromes. EClinicalMedicine. 2020 Jun 1;23.

Sainsbury C, Wang J, Gokhale K, Acosta‐Mena D, Dhalla S, Byne N, et al. Sodium‐glucose‐co‐transporter‐2 inhibitors and susceptibility to COVID ‐19: a population‐based retrospective cohort study. Diabetes, Obes Metab. 2020 Sep 29;dom.14203.

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