Dr. Bruna Djeunang Dongho
Ghyslaine Bruna Djeunang Dongho, Ph. D., is the Senior Researcher in Global Health and Public Health at the Nkafu Policy Institute.
She recently ended a Post-doc at the National Institutes of Health, working between the Laboratory of Immunogenetics (LIG) and the Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research (LMVR). She has served as part-time Lecturer at the Evangelical University of Cameroon and has been Mentor at the Sintieh Research Academy helping medical students with their end of studies research. She has volunteered as Head of the Research Unit at Projet Intégré Pour la Promotion de l’Auto-Développement (PIPAD).
Bruna Djeunang holds Bachelor and Master’s degrees in Epidemiology and Public Health from The Department of Biomedical Sciences of the University of Dschang and a Ph.D. from the Sapienza University of Rome in Infectious Diseases, Microbiology and Public Health under the supervision of Dr. Gianluca Russo and Dr Martin Sanou Sobze.
She is among the pioneer nutrition educators trained by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) for Francophone Africa in 2015. Her recent research activities include malaria epidemiology and host factors, Nutrition, STDs/HIV and AIDS and Neglected tropical diseases. She is currently involved in research on Plasmodium vivax malaria in Cameroon, and is a member of the Women in Malaria Association, and the Pan African Vivax and Ovale Network (PAVON Consortium). Bruna Djeunang serves as reviewer for MDPI Journals and Journal of Public Health in Africa.
She was awarded two travel grants to attend the International Conference on Plasmodium vivax Research (2017 and 2019 editions). She was also awarded a Travel grant by the RSTMH to attend the advanced residential course on Neglected Tropical Diseases and Poverty Related Diseases in Pemba, 2017.
Bruna Djeunang loves research and beyond every aspect of research, she is passionate about mentoring early career scientists and students and translating data into impactful public Health strategies.