E. Wairimu Mwangi, PhD

Dr. E. Wairimu Mwangi is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Trinity Washington University in Washington D.C. Her research focuses structural factors that influence HIV and related outcomes in Africa and the US. In line with this interest, Dr. Mwangi previously worked as a consultant for the International Food Policy Research Institute in Washington, D.C. ’s, and her work focused on the interactions between agricultural contexts, food insecurity and women’s vulnerability to HIV in sub-Saharan Africa.  Dr. Mwangi is expanding her research to explore social structural factors, particularly food insecurity, that influence the synergistic effect of HIV and neurocognitive disorders.