Public Health, Community Health and Prevention DrPH, 2011
I am one of nine women to receive the Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund (MMMF) Scholarship from the World Bank Family Network in 2008. This award goes to women from developing countries who are pursuing graduate studies in the US or Canada, especially for research that benefits women and children. At the award ceremony I was also designated the 2008 Sukriye Karaosmanoglu Fellow in recognition of my commitment to these goals.
I am currently working on my dissertation proposal, in which I will draw on my prior experience as an environmental chemist in the Kenyan sugar industry and environmental health research skills as well as my doctoral training in community health research to address a major gap in understanding and preventing environmentally-related health problems in my country.