Wambui Karanja holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Degree from Kenyatta University. With over five years of experience in dementia care and advocacy, she has actively contributed to initiatives addressing this critical health issue.
She brings extensive experience in dementia care and advocacy. Her background includes leadership roles in the Dementia Education Exchange Program (DEEPIK) at the Alzheimer's and Dementia Organization Kenya (ADOK) and research on perceptions of dementia among informal caregivers in Nairobi during her graduate attachment at the British Institute in Eastern Africa.
She is a Global Atlantic Fellow for Equity in Brain Health and coordinates the Africa Brain Health Network. As an Atlantic Fellow, Wambui co-led the development of the charter of conduct and checklist for global collaborators to promote equity in applied dementia research.
Wambui is also an engaged member of the International Society to Advance Alzheimer's Research and Treatment (ISTAART), where she has co-chaired the Low and Middle-Income Countries Workgroup within the Diversities and Disparities PIA.
Wambui's primary goal is to advance the understanding of dementia and foster collaborative communities for brain health and dementia in Africa.