Kennedy Muni holds a PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Washington and an MPH in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he was also a 2017-2018 Fogarty Fellow during his doctoral studies. Kennedy's dissertation research focused on helmet use and road traffic crashes and injuries among young Ugandans working as motorcycle taxi drivers (locally known as boda boda) in Kampala, Uganda. Between his graduate and doctoral studies, Kennedy returned home to South Sudan and worked for five years as a Monitoring & Evaluation lead for IntraHealth International. He was responsible for managing data, report writing, and conducting project assessments and evaluation. His research interests include HIV, cervical cancer, and injury prevention.
Kennedy currently works as a Senior Epidemiologist for the Public Health Emergency Operation Center in Juba, South Sudan.