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Edwina A. Wambogo, M.S., M.P.H., R.D., L.D.N. - Program Analyst (Contractor)

Edwina Wambogo is the Program Analyst for the Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) Computer Assisted Research on Dietary Supplements (CARDS) database. In this role, she reviews the abstracts of projects funded by the National Institutes of Health and other federal agencies to determine if they pertain to dietary supplements and, therefore, should be included in CARDS. If a project is dietary supplement-related, she is responsible for coding abstracts to indicate the dietary supplement(s) and outcome(s) being investigated, type of study and whether the research is directly or indirectly related to dietary supplements, for the CARDS and GEMS databases of ODS. This task involves researching new and unfamiliar dietary supplements, phytochemicals, herbs, or botanicals to understand their uses and to add or modify ODS codes, as needed, to appropriately describe each research grant. She also works in collaboration with ODS staff on other research projects.

Ms. Wambogo has had extensive experience in the field of nutrition relating to older adults and maternal-child health both in the United States and internationally. She has conducted research in the areas of dietary intakes and patterns, listeriosis, food security, diabetes, and prostate cancer. She is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Nutrition and Food Science at the University of Maryland (UMD), College Park, and earned her Master of Public Health degree in Community Health Education from UMD. She has a Master of Science degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from Kenyatta University in Nairobi, Kenya. She is a Registered Dietitian.