Epidemiologist and food safety expert
Epidemiologist with expertise in research at the agriculture and health interface, especially in food safety, gender and food, ecohealth, one health, participatory methods, and epidemiology in developing countries.
She has more than 20 years of experience in developing countries. She graduated from several leading universities and currently co-leads research on human and animal health at the International Livestock Research Institute based in Nairobi, Kenya. Her research interests include food safety, emerging diseases, gender studies, and animal welfare. Her career has spanned the private sector, field-level community development and aid management, as well as research.
She has lived and worked in Asia, West and East Africa and authored or co-authored more than 200 peer-reviewed publications as well as training courses, briefs, films, articles, chapters and blog posts. Her research program focuses on the design and promotion of risk-based approaches to food safety in livestock products in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. She is also a key player on ILRI’s Ecohealth/ One health approach to the control of zoonotic emerging infectious diseases and agriculture-associated antimicrobial resistance.