Stella Kagwiria Muthuri, PhD

African Population and Health Research Center | Post-Doctoral Fellow

Dr. Stella Muthuri is a post-doctoral fellow in the African Population and Health Research Center’s (APHRC) Population Dynamics and Reproductive Health Research Program. Stella holds a PhD in Population Health from the University of Ottawa (Canada), a Master of Science degree from Concordia University (Canada), and a Bachelor of Science Honours degree from Concordia University (Canada). Stella has previously served as a research project manager for the Champlain Community Heart Health Survey (the Ottawa chapter of the PURE International Study) and the International Study of Childhood Obesity, Lifestyle and Environment in Kenya (ISCOLE-Kenya). Stella’s most recent work and publications have focused on investigating temporal trends and correlates of physical activity, overweight/obesity, sedentary behaviour, and physical fitness among school-aged children in Kenya and Sub-Saharan Africa. Her current projects will seek to investigate growth and economic opportunities for women through improved daycare options in Korogocho, an urban slum in Nairobi (GrOW project), and explore what works to prevent and respond to violence against women and girls in Dadaab, a humanitarian camp in Kenya (VAWG project).