Senior Health Scientist (Nutrition)
CDC Foundation, USA
Karim Bougma, PhD is a Senior Health Scientist (Nutrition) at CDC Foundation, Atlanta, GA, USA.
He joined the Nutrition Branch of the CDC as a CDC Foundation Fellow fin April 2018. He worked on the effectiveness evaluation of 3D technology to measure child anthropometry in population-based household survey and surveillance system settings in Guatemala, Kenya, and China. He is currently working on the Burkina Faso 2020 national micronutrient survey.
He holds a BSc Food Technology and Human Nutrition (University of Ouagadougou/Wageningen Agricultural University) with dissertation focused on IYCF practices, a MSc in global nutrition (University of Montreal) which field work focused on dietary diversification approach to vitamin A deficiency, and a PhD also in global nutrition from McGill University that focused on iodine and child development. He also was trained on nutrition in emergency at Emory University in Aug 2016. Karim experiences cover food security and nutrition through research, evaluation, assessment, and programme management support and technical assistance in Burkina Faso, Mali, Chad, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, Haiti, Guatemala, Kenya, China, Canada, and the USA . Before CDC/CDCF, Karim worked with Cornell University, Nutrition International, ACF, AFRICARE, GAIN, UNHCR, Plan International, the European Agency for Health and Development covering children, adolescent, women, and households as subjects of interest.