Justine Kavle

Nutrition Team Lead (PATH)

Dr. Justine Kavle is a public health professional with 15 years of program design and implementation experience, including the generation and use of evidence to inform on nutrition programming. Prior to her work with MCSP, she was a Senior Technical Officer for USAID’s predecessor Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program, where she led an implementation science study examining infant and young child feeding practices in the context of child stunting and overweight in Egypt.

Dr. Kavle also provided technical advising and guidance on maternal and child anemia and vitamin A supplementation programming with Helen Keller International, UNICEF west and central Africa, and World Vision. She is a research investigator on several nutrition-health integration implementation science studies, which guide integrated programming for nutrition-child health and nutrition-family planning at the country level.

She holds a PhD in Human Nutrition, and an MPH from the Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Recent Publications

  1. Addressing barriers to maternal nutrition in low‐ and middle-income countries: A review of the evidence and programme implications
  2. Addressing barriers to exclusive breast-feeding in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review and programmatic implications
  3. Community-based distribution of iron–folic acid supplementation in low- and middle-income countries: a review of evidence and programme implications
  4. Program considerations for integration of nutrition and family planning: Beliefs around maternal diet and breastfeeding within the context of the nutrition transition in Egypt
  5. Exploring why junk foods are ‘essential’ foods and how culturally tailored recommendations improved feeding in Egyptian children