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“On behalf of Kenya Methodist University, I welcome you to the Department of Public Health, Nutrition & Dietetics in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences. The Department is committed to a multi-sectoral approach to health, that is, environmental, community based and nutritional intervention to health. The aim is to bring the much needed promotive and preventive health care in the population” – Dr. Lily Masinde


Dr. Lily Masinde is a Lecturer of Public Health in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, and the current Chair of Department of Public Health, Nutrition and Dietetics. Her research interests are in community, environmental, and occupational health, as well as food safety with a focus on mycotoxins and disease. She is a holder of the following professional certifications: ISO Food Safety System Certification 22000 accredited by Charted Quality Institute and International Register of Certified Auditors (IRCA); Occupational Health and Safety Auditor accredited by IRCA; and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Kenya. She is also a certified HIV Testing and Prevention Services Counsellor (NASCOP).

She serves on the following professional bodies and committees: Kenya Nutrition and Dietetics Institute (KNDI); Public Health Officers & Technicians Council (PHOTC); Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS)Technical Committee for Nutritional Content, Condiments and Food Contaminants; and the Partnership for Aflatoxin Control in Africa (PACA).

Dr. Masinde is a research affiliate of the KEMU Participatory Action Research Group (PARG) on Transforming Universities for a Changing Climate (Climate-U), and the Patron of the Medical Students Public Health Awareness Cohort Association (MACA). She has taught and implemented programmes on public health issues including, nutrition and hygiene management in disease; assessment of occupational health hazards in workplaces; food safety hazard assessment in food chains (HACCP), and promotive and preventive health care in communities.


  • Ph.D, mycotoxins & disease, Tianjin University of Science and Technology (TUST), China
  • MPH, HIV& Nutrition, Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya
  • B.ED, Home Economics, Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya
  • German, Danish and Chinese language proficiency certificates


  • Masinde, L.A., Sheng W, Xu X, Zhang Y, Yuan M, Kennedy IR, Wang S. 2013. Colloidal gold based immunochromatographic strip for the simple and sensitive determination of aflatoxin B1 and B2 in corn and rice. Microchimica Acta 180:921–928. DOI: 10.1007/s00604-013-1008-5
  • Masinde L.A., Agina, B., Okwara, F. 2012. Prescribed diets in HIV malnourished children: Effectiveness and challenges. Lambert Academic Publishing, Saarbruecken, Germany

Research Interests

  • Community and environmental health
  • Occupational health
  • Food safety with a focus on mycotoxins and disease
  • HIV testing and prevention services
  • Hygiene & nutrition management in disease
  • Food safety hazard analysis (HACCP)


Public health pedagogical methods and curriculum development93%
Food safety environmental assessment across the food chain92%
ISO 22000, GHP, HACCP and OSHA regulations85%
Public health and sanitation standards96%
Food toxicity and nutrient laboratory analysis89%
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