David Okeyo

A professional registered public health scientist in the domain of public health. Currently engaged in nutrition specific and sensitive researches using public health principles. Has successful track record in nutrition leadership in Kenya.

I am a 39-year old Kenyan with PhD and two masters of science degree from recognized universities in East Africa. I have over ten (10) years’ experience in scientific and action researches as evidenced by a list of peer reviewed publications starting from the year 2007 to date. In additional, I am currently engaged in scientific mentorship of research projects in broad developmental areas of science and technology. I have good skills and knowledge on quantitative techniques in conducting complex and multi-project projects evaluations. I have built a wealth of skills in population based researches at community level through action research consultancy work for a number of international organizations. I have also taught research methodology and scientific writing for post graduate students at Maseno University with gives me a ground on monitoring and evaluation. I also have critical knowledge in project planning and management which could be useful for this position. Currently, I am offering leadership as a Chief Executive Officer for the Kenya Nutritionists and Dieticians Institute (KNDI) which regulates the training, practices and research among nutritionists and dieticians’ professionals. I have served in this capacity for a period of three years after serving as a head of teaching and research department at Maseno University, Kenya for four years. My dream is to facilitate a work environment characterized by research that informs wider audience through high quality publications on developmental issues and knowledge translation into practical policy for regional development.

Occupation

Early Career Researcher Leader

Qualification

MSC., PhD, MPH

Research areas

Determinants of infant &young child feeding for optimal growth and developement

Institutions

Kenya Nutritionists and Dieticians Institute