Dr. Judy Omumbo is a vector-borne disease epidemiologist, climate change enthusiast and researcher. She has supported evidence based decision making in the health sector by interfacing with stakeholders, scientists, development partners and donors in ministries of health, national malaria control programmes, WHO-AFRO, African medical research institutes, and national meteorological departments, primarily within the Greater Horn of Africa.
She is passionate about mentorship and career development of African early career researchers. She currently manages a pan-African fellowship programme that supports Africa postdoctoral researchers to grow in research leadership in their home countries .
Dr. Omumbo serves in various international scientific and technical advisory capacities including on the Climate Research for Development (CR4D) Scientific Advisory Committee (current member and former co-chair), the WMO Research Board and as co-chair of the COVID Task Team of the joint WMO-WHO collaborative programme.
She has served as an External Technical Advisor for the AvecNet Project; Scientific Advisor to the World-Wide Anti-Malarial Resistance Network (WWARN) (2009-2014) and as a Scientific and Technical Advisor to the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR), based at the World Health Organization. She was elected as a fellow of the African Academy Sciences (AAS) in 2012 and is a board member of HealthStrat Kenya, a programme that seeks to provide holistic and affordable health care solutions at the national level.