Kokulo Franklin, M.Phil, M.Soc.Sc.
Manager/Co-Lead, Regulatory Compliance & Ethics
FHI Clinical (FHIC) | PREVAIL-Liberia
Mr. Franklin is an experienced clinical research professional, currently working with the Partnership for Research on Vaccines and Infectious Diseases in Liberia (PREVAIL), where he serves as Manager for the PREVAIL Office of Regulatory Compliance and Ethics (PORCE). In this capacity, he oversees the ethical and regulatory aspects of all PREVAIL studies; and plays a critical part in protocol development, review, and operationalization. He also currently serves as a part-time Lecturer of research ethics at the University of Liberia’s Public Health Program. Previously, he spent almost a decade teaching Biological Sciences at three of Liberia’s top Universities (Cuttington University, the University of Liberia, and the William V. S. Tubman University).
Mr. Franklin holds Bachelor of Science (BSc) and Master of Philosophy (MPhil) degrees in Biological Sciences from the Cuttington University and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Liberia and Ghana, respectively. He also holds a Master of Social Science (M.Soc.Sc.) in Health Research Ethics from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, in South Africa. Mr. Franklin is one of the five scholars with the Boston University and the University of Liberia Emerging and Epidemic Virus Research (BULEEVR) pre-PhD training program. He has a keen interest in the ethical and regulatory underpinnings of biomedical research, especially those based on non-traditional new technologies and experimental designs, and also global health care and health research inequities.