Jacqueline K. Kung’u

Jacqueline K. Kung’u

Research Scientist

ABOUT Jacqueline K. Kung’u

Dr Jacqueline Kung’u brings her expertise in contextualizing and integrating scientific knowledge and programmatic guidance to the design of maternal, child, and adolescent nutrition research, policy, and programs. She leads the Maternal, Child and Adolescent Nutrition Research Program under the Nutrition and Food Systems Unit at APHRC.  

Dr Kung’u has a PhD in International Nutrition (minors in Epidemiology and Immunology) from Cornell University USA, a MSc in Applied Human Nutrition, and a BSc. in Food Science and Technology from the University of Nairobi Kenya, and has a Public Leadership Credential from the Harvard Kennedy School.

Dr. Kung’u is a nutrition scientist with experience working at the interface of research, policy, and programs. She joined APHRC in March 2024. Prior to joining APHRC, she was the Regional Technical Advisor in Africa for Research and Evaluation at Nutrition International for 13 years. In this role, she was the research lead in multi-stakeholder and multi-country health systems strengthening projects, national and subnational surveys, implementation research to improve program impact, and program monitoring and evaluation. Dr Kung’u has engaged in the generation and dissemination of evidence, translation of evidence to policy, and policy to programs. She has provided technical and advisory services at national, regional, and global levels. ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Having a fulfilling, impactful, and lasting legacy by contributing significantly to the health and nutrition issues crippling Africa and making a footprint in nutrition research, policy, and programs.

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