Dr. Jackline Oluoch-Aridi joined Notre Dame International in 2021. She is based in Nairobi, Kenya and provides leadership and guidance to Notre Dame partners in Africa. Oluoch-Aridi also works with faculty and students in supporting the implementation of research projects and activities as well as strengthening current partnerships in the region.
Since 2013, Oluoch-Aridi served as regional research program manager in Nairobi, leading research and community engagement in East Africa for the Ford Family Program in Human Development Studies and Solidarity at Notre Dame’s Kellogg Institute for International Studies. In this work she has supported faculty and students conducting research and built relationships with Ford Program regional partners.
Previously, Oluoch-Aridi served as regional community health advisor for East Africa at Columbia University’s Earth Institute, overseeing operations and providing technical assistance for programs in six countries in eastern and southern Africa. She has also worked with the International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs at The Mailman School of Public Health (Columbia University). She has consulted for the World Health Organization, the Guttmacher Institute, The Global Business Coalition on GBC Health, and the Global Alliance on Improved Nutrition.
Oluoch-Aridi holds a Ph.D. in health systems management from Strathmore University, and a master’s in public administration with a specialization in international health policy and management from New York University’s Wagner School of Public Administration. She is widely published in the subject area of quality of care with a focus on maternal health in globally recognized peer review journals.