Dr. Jeff Wamiti is a Tutorial Fellow in Clinical Nutrition at the Department of Food Science, Nutrition and Technology of the University of Nairobi with a PhD in Applied Human Nutrition. He is a Registered Nutritionist and Dietician with the Kenya Nutritionists and Dietician Institute (Registration number G/1319/14). Dr. Wamiti develops curricula and teaches specialized courses in the fields of clinical and sports nutrition. His research activities focus on intervention studies to improve the food security and nutrition status of vulnerable groups, One Health, behavior change and sports nutrition. Within these research areas: he has attended several trainings, published research articles in peer-reviewed journals and presented scientific papers at international conferences. He has also completed several online courses including: Protecting Human Research Participants and Good Clinical Practices. One of his current researches is on a nutrition supplement that has been documented to effectively treat moderate wasting in children.
Dr. Wamiti is a Research Fellow of the University of Liverpool’s One Health HORN project. Under the project he has undergone numerous trainings in techniques of data collection, geospatial analysis and mathematical modelling for infectious diseases. Previously, he was a Research Assistant in the monitoring and evaluation of the Seeds of Prosperity (SOP) Program that improved the nutrition and health of tea farming communities in Kericho County, Kenya. He also has experience in food security analysis and is a certified Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) Acute Level One Analyst. He participated in the 2017 long rains assessment in arid and semi-arid (ASAL) counties led by the Kenya Food Security Steering Group (KFSSG). He was a trainer in the 2019 Food Security Center: Short Course Training Program.
Dr Wamiti has also been engaged in the National Codex Technical Committee Review of the Draft Guidelines for supporting the development of harmonized food laws for the Africa region. In addition to this he participated in the public consultation on the Draft National Sanitary and Phytosanitary Standards (SPS) strategy. Dr. Wamiti is a member of the Ministry of Health Micronutrient Technical Working Group and is currently participating in the Kenya Nutrition Action Plan launch for 2020. He is also involved in the protocol development for Kenya National Micronutrient Survey 2020. In addition to this he participated in the review of the harmonized training package on point of use fortification with Micronutrient Powders. All these experiences and trainings contribute to the attainment of Dr. Wamiti’s personal objectives of becoming a full professor of clinical nutrition and contributing to the National Food Security and Nutrition Policy in order to realize optimal nutrition for all Kenyans.