Director Profile

Murugi joined the Nairobi Center from her previous role as associate professor of nutrition and health care management at Appalachian State University, where she conducted research on the health of vulnerable populations and the efficacy of public health nutrition interventions in domestic and international settings. In that role, Murugi was also East African Coordinator for the African Nutritional Sciences Research Consortium.

She holds a PhD in nutrition and food systems from the University of Southern Mississippi, and an MEd in Psychology and a BEd in Education, both from Kenyatta University in Nairobi, Kenya.