Kepher H Makambi


Associate Professor


Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
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Kepher H. Makambi, Ph.D, is an tenured Associate Professor of Biostatistics in the Department of Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, and Biomathematics at Georgetown University. He received his PhD in statistics from the University of Dortmund, Germany. Prior to joining Georgetown University, he was a tenure track Assistant Professor of Medicine (Biostatistics) at Howard University and the Director of the Biostatistics Core at Howard University Cancer Center. Dr. Makambi has many years of collaborative experience in the design and analysis of community intervention trials, behavioral studies, epidemiologic studies, basic science studies including proteomics and glycomics. He serves on multiple NIH scientific review committees. He is a statistical reviewer for the Journal of the National Cancer Institute and serves on the editorial boards of the Annals of Biometrics & Biostatistics, and the International Journal of Molecular Epidemiology and Genetics. Dr. Makambi has served as Co-director of the Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Shared Resource (BBSR) at Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center (LCCC), Georgetown University Medical Center. His research interests include meta-analysis, adaptive design methods in clinical trials, structural equation modeling, statistical methods in epidemiology, and application of complex survey methods. He has a long teaching experience and has taught graduate and undergraduate courses including statistical inference, meta-analysis, categorical data analysis, survey sampling, multivariate methods and stochastic processes. Dr. Makambi is a former lecturer at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya, and German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) scholar.


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  • PhD (2001) University of Dortmund, Germany, Statistics
  • MS (1990) Kenyatta University, Kenya, Statistics


  • German (speak, read, write)
  • Swahili (speak, read, write)