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Sarah Wanyoike

Graduate Research Associate - Cordinator

Work experience

Nov 2011Present

Clinical Nutrition Technician 2

  • Providing efficient coordination and organizational support in the Clinical Nutrition department  aimed at enhancing the management of formula/breast milk inventory and coordinating between patient floors and the Clinical Nutrition office.
  • Facilitating the procurement, invoice tracking and monitoring formula expenditure for Scottish Rite Clinical Nutrition Department
  • Completes office budgets weekly and submit expense reports
  • Scheduling and maintaining calender of appointments and meetings
  • Preparing Powerpoint presentations for monthly presentations for nutrition education activities
  • Periodically revising the nutrition risk screening process and conducting  daily screenings for children at risk for malnutrition
  • Providing nutrition information to parents and their children  regarding nutritional orders, WIC prescriptions and formula use
  • Developing a LEAN process for the improvement of office inventory management using the -Kanban card system
Jun 2014Present

Graduate Research Associate

Emory Vaccine Center

Technical development  of a toolkit for the management of Vaccine Preventable Disease surveillance and Monitoring and Evaluation of Immunization programmes in Low resource countries involving:

  • Literature review of evidence based practices for disease surveillance in different country contexts
  • Summarizing "universal" best practices for disease surveillance
  • Data collection through surveys and key informant interviews. 
  • Development of decision trees and checklists for decision making by national managers
  • Citation management and technical document management using Microsoft office suite.
Jan 2013Jun 2014

Graduate Research Associate

International Association of National Public Health Insitutues (IANPHI), Emory Global Health Institutes

Evaluation Tool Development Project:

  •  Develop Project timeline indicating resources, deliverables or expectations, milestones against specified dates.
  • Communicating project activity status to peers and stakeholders while tracking progress towards the project goal.
  • Agenda planning, setting meeting invitations, travel arrangements for project stakeholders, meeting minutes and other documentation.
  • Efficiently designated, planned, coordinated and represented the Atlanta office in International Meetings with other NPHI Directors and staff.
  • Prepared expense reports with the assistance of the Senior Administrative Assistant and submit relevant invoices while monitoring the project budget for variances during project activity progress.
  • Attending IANPHI quarterly meetings to stay informed of ongoing project progress in different parts of the world.
  • Continue to offer support to ongoing IANPHI projects through research, coordination of IANPHI members through in person or teleconferences.

Libya Harm Reduction Advocacy Brief Development Project:

  • Collaborated with a Fulbright scholar to develop a Harm Reduction policy brief for Libya along with a proposed pilot project plan for a prison in Tripoli.
  • Communicate project development to the stakeholders through email, teleconferences or in person meetings.
Jan 2007Jul 2009

Clinical Nutritionist/Office cordinator

The Nairobi Hospital
  • Re-designed the department’s operations through collaborative efforts with Nursing services, Customer services, Marketing departments and Fresinius Kabi to effectively execute tasks to meet the departmental objectives within the hospital
  • Create and manage contracts for outsourced services and expertise particularly for continuous education seminars for the department and interested parties in the hospital.
  • Monitored the department’s budget, accounted for resources utilized and department outputs (revenue from outpatient visits).
  • Planned and conducted outreach and health education presentations in local churches, schools. Utilized multiple channels to deliver various nutrition topics to the community i.e. local radio stations, television and newspapers.
  • Performed site visits to partners, stakeholders and contractors such as DelMonte and Kenyatta National Hospital.
May 2005Sep 2005

Clinical Nutritionist/Nutrition Project Manager


Weight Monitoring Project for Maternal Child Health Clinic; Water and Sanitation Projects (Smart Toilet):

  • Carried out project monitoring activities to communicate project milestones to Kenya Ministry of Health
  • Organize weekly team meetings with Nutritionists and Clinical Officers to discuss issues presenting clinical concern
  • Create monthly reports indicating resources used and outputs indicated by numbers for coverage of vitamin A or supplements dispensed to mothers and their children.
  • Weekly focus group discussions with residents of Laini Sabaa, community visits and health promotion activities such as mass education campaign planning
May 2004Dec 2004

Clinical Nutritionist


Nutrition Intervention Program for People living with HIV/AIDS

  • Systematically planned and outlined activities and timelines for nutrition monitoring, intervention and education programs in the Mbagathi District Hospital HIV/AIDS clinic aimed at to improving the health of mothers and children faced with Malnutrition.
  • Generated quarterly reports of the Kibera Clinic activities and project outputs for use during strategic planning and budget planning by the Kenyan Ministry of Health.


Aug 2012Present

Master of Public Health

Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University

The study of effective preventive interventions within systems which includes, program planning, research design, evaluation, and health communication, development and assessment of community or population-based interventions.

Sep 2003Jan 2007

Bachelor of Science

Kenyatta University

A program focus on achieving the concerns raised in the Millennium Development Goals (MGDs) through training, research and community service outreach with a special emphasis on low resource communities.

Improving the health and wellness of communities through both in therapeutic and preventive/promotive nutrition care. 


Technical Skills
Proficient computer skills (Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, EndNote, Mendeley, Lawson, Adobe Photoshop, Epi Info) Smarsheet, Surveillance, Collaboration and Instructional technologies for Public Health such as Blackboard, Moodle and Drupal
Other Professional Skills
Strong communication skills (multilingual: verbal/written in English and Swahili); attentive to detail and team player; extensive field experience working in a developing country with vulnerable populations as well as local families experiencing homelessness and displacement


Jan 2014Jan 2016

Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative

Basic/Refresher Course Human Subjects Protection Curriculum Completion

Community Involvement-Local Non-Profit Agencies

UNITED METHODIST CHILDREN’S HOME: Decatur, GA           June 2011 to April 2013: Nutrition support 

OUR HOUSE CHILDCARE CENTER: Decatur, GA                         March 2011 to Nov 2011: Nutrition support