Elizabeth is a Research Scientist at the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC). She is a Public Health Specialist, with a special focus on Public Health Nutrition. She is the Theme Leader for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health and Nutrition (MNCH-N) Theme under the Health Program at APHRC. She holds a PhD in Public Health (2010) focusing on nutrition;
a Masters of Public Health (2004) specializing in epidemiology and disease control; and a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Health (1999). She has a cumulative work experience of close to 15 years (5 years post-doctoral) mostly in research in public health issues, especially maternal and child health and nutrition in sub-Saharan Africa, using both quantitative and qualitative methods. She is currently conducting evaluation and implementation studies in urban slums and rural settings in Kenya, aimed at improving child nutrition and health, working closely with the Unit of Nutrition and Dietetics, Ministry of Health. She has approx. 30 journal articles on public health and population issues, particularly nutrition issues in sub-Saharan Africa and over 30 abstracts in local and international conferences. She is a member of several local and international technical/professional groups, and has contributes to the Global Nutrition Report, as a member of the Independent Expert Group for the report. She is currently or has been a PI in several multi-stakeholder projects, involving both local and international partners.