Mdu is a Senior Manager in Knowledge Leadership at GAIN. He leads research and evaluation efforts in the areas of Industrial Fortification and Nutrient-Enriched Crops. Working with programme, country office and knowledge leadership teams, Mdu supports the development and implementation of strategic research and learning agendas in these programming areas.
Mdu has worked for two decades on nutrition sensitive programming and policy in low- and middle-income countries. His work has included the design and evaluation of nutrition programmes; health systems strengthening; operations/implementation research; and impact evaluation.
Mdu holds a PhD in International Nutrition from Cornell University. He is currently a Courtesy Assistant Professor at Cornell’s Division of Nutritional Sciences, and Adjunct Faculty at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.