Tatyana El-Kour, PhD, MA, MS, RDN, FAND

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Tatyana El-Kour

Health and Nutrition Coordinator

Action Against Hunger Spain

Dr. Tatyana El-Kour is a recognized expert and thought leader in population health and nutrition. A champion of systems thinking. Highly skilled at innovating frameworks to transform processes and leverage technology to maximize effectiveness and outcomes. For over 20 years, Dr. El-Kour has delivered progressive strategies integrating and aligning complex programs and projects on behalf of the United Nations, governmental and non-governmental agencies with a behavior change focus. More recently, Dr. El-Kours technical specialty has evolved to address the changing healthcare and food systems landscape, incorporating media psychology and technology to population health and humanitarian programming to effect regulatory and policy changes and drive population behavior change. Dr. El-Kour holds a Ph.D. and masters degrees in psychology with concentrations in media psychology and social impact of mobile media and immersive technology from Fielding Graduate University, a combined masters and dietetic internship degree in medical nutrition therapy and policy from Tufts University, a bachelors degree in dietetics from Kansas State University, and a bachelors degree in nutrition and food technology from the University of Jordan. She has received numerous awards and honors, including the prestigious 2018 Michael R Neal Legacy Award from Fielding Graduate University, the 2015 Leah Horowitz Humanitarian Award from Tufts University, the 2011 Outstanding Young Member of the Year Award from the Public Health and Community Nutrition Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the 2009 Young Professional of the Year Award from Kansas State University.

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