Dr. Jessica Oyugi

Associate Director, Dalberg Implement

Jessica is an Associate Director at Dalberg Implement. Dr. Oyugi currently advises clients and internal teams on thematic areas centred on public health, with a focus on enabling resilient community systems as an entry point for sustainable impact and social transformation. Early in her global health career, Jessica led HIV treatment adherence trials and published extensive results to dispute unsubstantiated concerns that Africans may not adhere to antiretroviral treatment. The transformative potential of communities and the power of trust and influence on health outcomes was evident then.

Dr. Oyugi has held leadership positions with UNICEF, CDC, USAID and WHO in East and Southern Africa and Southeast Asia. She completed her Internal Medicine residency and General Medicine fellowship at University of California San Francisco and holds a medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine after completing undergraduate studies in Natural Sciences at The Johns Hopkins University.