Mary Murimi

Mary Murimi

Professor

Texas Tech University

Dr. Murimi has mentored over 25 graduate students and post doctorate fellows, with a research interest of understanding the effects of the community environment on the nutrition status of the residents, especially among low-income populations. Internationally, Dr. was a consultant for a Nutrition Project for Schools in Grenada in the Caribbean funded by FAO. More recently, Dr, Murimi’s research has evolved to food insecurity. In Ethiopia, Dr. Murimi has conducted a USAID funded project on linking livestock to human nutrition and organized two international conferences on Health disparity in collaboration with Jijiga University. Dr. Murimi is committed to the concept of mentoring the next generation and encouraging women in leadership roles. She has mentoring women at Jijiga University in conducting research and publication. Dr. Murimi has been recognized by her peers for her scholarly achievements, as distinguished alumni by her graduate school and by the Society of Nutrition Education and Behavior for mid-career achievement award. Dr. Murimi has served as the President for the Society of Nutrition Education and Behavior, and an Associate editor for the Journal of Nutrition Education and her country as a Chancellor for Daystar University in Kenya Africa. Dr. Murimi is a social entrepreneur, and a founder of a startup secondary school for girls in Kenya and the owner of Abuakin restoration house for the empowerment of girls in Turkana Kenya.