Deborah Nabuuma

Deborah Nabuuma is a Nutritionist with The Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT as an Associate Scientist. Her work centers on understanding and enhancing food environments, consumer behavior and dietary intakes to support access, availability, and consumption of healthy diets from sustainable food systems.
Joining The Alliance in 2013, Deborah has attained research experience in Eastern Africa, Southeast Asia and The Pacific in the assessment and improvement of diets; development and implementation of strategies that enhance the utilization of agrobiodiversity; and integration of nutrition in farming and seed system interventions to enhance food security and nutrition outcomes.
Deborah has a PhD in Nutritional Sciences from Stellenbosch University, an MSc in Applied Human Nutrition from Makerere University, and a BSc in Food Science and Technology from Makerere University. She is currently based in Penang, Malaysia.
Before joining the Alliance, Deborah worked as a Graduate Assistant at the School of Food Technology, Nutrition and Bio-engineering, Makerere University where she developed new ready-to-use therapeutic foods formulations and assessed and improved the nutritional functionalities of peanuts and amaranth. Prior, she worked as a nutritionist at the Mwana Mugimu Nutrition Unit, Mulago National Referral Hospital, Uganda.

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