Susan C. Kaai


Research Scientist & Adjunct Assistant Professor, ITC Project, University of Waterloo, Canada

Susan Kaai is a Research Scientist and the ITC Project Manager for Abu Dhabi, Kenya, Mauritius, Zambia, Malaysia and Spain. She is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the School of Public Health and Health Systems (SPHHS), University of Waterloo (Canada). Susan completed her Ph.D. studies (Public health) on tobacco use at the SPHHS, University of Waterloo (Canada). She has a M.Sc. degree (specialized in Applied Human Nutrition) from the University of Nairobi (Kenya) and a Bachelors of Education from Kenyatta University (Kenya).

Prior to joining the ITC team, Susan worked for two global health non-profit organizations in Kenya: the Population Council as a Research/Program Officer, and Population Services International as a Research Monitoring and Evaluation Officer. During her tenure at the Population Council, she gave technical guidance and monitored a four year prospective longitudinal randomized controlled two-arm study on Adult Adherence and ART in Kenya. Susan has a multi-disciplinary academic qualification (Tobacco use, HIV, Education, Human Nutrition, and Epidemiology) and diverse professional international research experience in evaluating HIV, tobacco use, nutrition, reproductive health, and maternal and child health programs. She has published several peer-reviewed articles, reports, and presented in national and international conferences. Susan is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the SPHHS, University of Waterloo (Canada) where she is currently supervising a PhD Student.

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