Meet Our Board





Margaret Gitau is Associate Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at Purdue University. Her research focuses on water quality, with emphasis on: hydrologic and water quality modeling; trends and impacts of land use, land management, and climate on water resources; and, the development of computer and internet-based applications for water quality decision making and management. She also serves as Associate Editor for the Transactions of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, Applied Engineering in Agriculture, and the Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. Prof. Gitau holds a Ph.D. in Agricultural and Biological Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University.


Prof. Muhoro is Associate Professor of Chemistry at Towson University. She is an expert in organometallic chemistry and studies metal-based catalysts for synthesis of important organic molecules with applications in pharmaceuticals and nanomaterials. Her research also focuses on aquatic chemistry of organic pesticides in tropical environments. Prof. Muhoro has investigated pesticide behavior in surface water systems in Mexico, Ecuador and Kenya. In addition, Prof. Muhoro serves as science partnerships advisor in the US Global Development Lab at USAID, Washington where she develops and manages USAID programs in science. Prof. Muhoro received her B.Sc. in Chemistry from St. Lawrence University, NY, and her M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Organometallic Chemistry from Yale University.
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Dr. Senorpe Asem-Hiablie received her doctorate in agricultural and biological engineering from the Pennsylvania State University. Her graduate research focused on quantifying conventional and emerging contaminants in food and agricultural systems, modeling contaminant fate and transport in the environment, and assessing human exposure risks. She engages in multi-disciplinary research collaborations focusing on increasing efficiency in resource use for increased agricultural productivity and profits while mitigating negative human and environmental health impacts.

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Dr. Margaret Okomo Adhiambo is a Health Scientist and Bioinformatics Lead at the Office of Informatics, NCIRD, CDC. She holds a doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Nairobi, a PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology from the University of Nevada-Reno, and a Master of Public Health (Applied Epidemiology) from Emory University. Dr. Okomo has extensive experience and knowledge of methodologies used to manage and analyze scientific data from complex studies related to a broad range of public health topics. In her current position, she provides scientific advice and leadership in the development and implementation of novel bioinformatics solutions for scientific data management and analysis, and their application to the federal government’s policies on vaccines, therapeutics, diagnostics, emergency response preparedness and laboratory capacity building. Dr. Okomo lives in Georgia with her husband and three children.