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Constance Gewa

Membership Status:
Full Member

Home Country:
Kenya

Institution:
University of California at Los Angeles

Current Address:
Department of Community Health Sciences
UCLA School of Public Health
P.O. Box 951772
Los Angeles, CA  90095-1772

Phone:
(310) 391-1894 (H)
(310) 825-8253 (O)

E-mail:
conniegewa@yahoo.com

Education
•  Ph.D. Student at UCLA School of Public Health with minor in Urban Planning
•  MPH Degree (UCLA)
•  MSc Degree in Applied Human Nutrition ( University of Nairobi)
•  BSc Honors Degree in Agriculture and Home-Economics ( Egerton University)

Research Interests
•  Nutritional status of the school-age child
•  Micronutrient Status children, pregnant and lactating women.
•  Dietary assessment methodology
•  Program planning, management and evaluation
•  Integration of public participation in nutrition related programs and policies

Experience
•  Graduate student researcher: Department of Medicine, UCLA. (July 2004-Present).
Teaching Assistant: Department of Community Health Sciences, School of Public Health, UCLA. (September 2003-March 2005). Organize for nutrition assessment exercises at local pre- and elementary schools. Introduce students to EPI-INFO and SPSS statistical software for use in class projects. Guide students through class projects and writing term papers. Grade assignments and exams.
•  Graduate student researcher: Department of Community Health Sciences, School of Public Health, UCLA (February 2002-June 2004).
•  Project Coordinator. Child Nutrition Research Project, Embu, Kenya (September 2000-September 2001).

Membership
American Society of Nutritional Sciences: Student Member

Selected Publications

Constance Gewa, Suzanne P. Murphy, Nimrod Bwibo, Charlotte Neumann (January 2005). Assessment of snack acceptance during a school feeding intervention in rural Kenya. Research Brief 05-03-CNP. Global Livestock CRSP.

Charlotte G Neumann, Constance Gewa, Nimrod O. Bwibo (2004). Child nutrition in developing countries. Pediatric Annals. 33(10). 658-674.

Antronette K. Yancey, William J. McCarthy, Wendell C. Taylor, Angela Merlo, Constance Gewa, Mark D. Weber, Jonathan E. Fielding (2004). The Los Angeles Lift Off: a sociocultural environmental change intervention to integrate physical activity into the workplace. Preventive Medicine 38(2004) 848-856.

Murphy SP, Gewa C, Liang L, Grillenberger M, Bwibo N, Neumann C (2003). School snacks containing animal source foods improve dietary quality for children in rural Kenya. The Journal of Nutrition. 133(11S-II), 3950S-3956S.

 

 

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