Research Assistant, University of Washington Department of Global Health

Q: Please tell us about yourself. What is your background in global health?

A: I have more than ten years of international development experience with various non-governmental organizations and health agencies, most recently as Senior Technical Advisor in Integrated Nutrition with CARE USA in Atlanta, GA. I have lived and worked in Uganda and DRC where I managed multisectoral programs in food security, financial inclusion, nutrition, health, water and sanitation.

Q: What’s your academic focus and what research are you doing as a Research Assistant (RA)?

A: I am joining UW as a PhD student in Implementation Science and as a Research Assistant with the Global WACh group under Judd Walson/Arianna Rubin Means. In my RA role, I will be working on the Childhood Acute Illness and Nutrition Network (CHAIN) study to understand the factors driving the increased risk of mortality among undernourished children admitted to hospital with acute illness.