Dr Martin N. Mwangi (BSc. (Hons), MSc., PhD)

Team and Theme Lead: Nutrition and Infectious Diseases Research

Dr Martin N. Mwangi is a Nutritional Epidemiologist who received both his PhD and MSc degrees in Nutritional Epidemiology and Public Health from Wageningen University and Research, the Netherlands.

He is currently working as a Senior Researcher and Theme Leader (Nutrition and Infectious Diseases) at the Training and Research Unit of Excellence (TRUE). Previously, Dr Mwangi worked as a Researcher at Wageningen University, Global Nutrition and Health Group. He is also a guest lecturer at The Royal Tropical Institute – Amsterdam, The Netherlands and Maseno University – Kenya.  

Dr. Mwangi has received specialized training by the World Health Organization (WHO)/ Cornell University/ Cochrane Institute on the design and conduct of Cochrane Reviews including procedures to retrieve, summarize and assess reliable, current evidence to inform WHO’s recommendations for nutrition and public health policy. He is also certified to conduct Monitoring, Evaluation and Impact Assessment of Food and Nutrition Security policy impacts by the Centre for Development Innovation (CDI), The Netherlands.

Dr. Mwangi has won many awards and grants including the prestigious Wageningen University Research Award 2017 in recognition of his research work on the safety and efficacy of iron supplementation in African pregnant women and the Wageningen University Nutrition Research Award (“de Zaaier”), on the theme “Too Much Too Little – The emergence of stunted obesity in developing countries”.

Dr. Mwangi has also authored/co-authored various technical reports especially on micronutrient interventions in developing countries. He has served as a Consultant for a number of agencies such as the Nutrition International (formerly the Micronutrient Initiative) and is also a board member of the 

Agripreneurship Alliance headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. Dr. Mwangi is also a fellow of the African Nutrition Leadership Programme (ANLP).

In addition to quality family time, whenever possible, Dr Mwangi loves to hike, swim, read, and participate in various social enterprises.