​Linda Norah Khakali
​Research Specialist​

Linda Norah Khakali holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Nairobi and is currently a master's student in rural sociology and community development at the same institution. She has also pursued other professional development courses in project management in global health, conducting research responsibly, leadership in global health, and monitoring and evaluation in global health from the University of Washington. 

 ​​She is a qualitative and quantitative expert with experience in developing study protocol, ethical approval coordination, continuous quality improvement, quality stakeholder negotiation and engagement. She is also skilled in conducting focus group discussions, key informant interviews, in-depth interviews, transcription, qualitative data analysis and report writing. ​

Linda has previously worked as an assistant study coordinator at the University of Maryland and as a quantitative consultant at Population Services Kenya on a study on social behaviour change in contraceptive use in Western Kenya, a health facility audit of the Tunza franchise. At the African Population and Health Research Center, she served as a research assistant and field coordinator on data quality assessment of orphans and vulnerable children, postpartum depression assessment, and quality of life of teenage mothers living in informal settlements in Nairobi.  

 Moreover, she has worked with key populations, people who inject drugs, female sex workers, men who have sex with men (MSM), and people living with HIV. She also participated in a smoking cessation clinical trial at the University of Maryland and was featured in a publication on tobacco use behaviours among people living with HIV in Nairobi, Kenya as a second author.