Edwina Wambogo, Ph.D., M.S., M.P.H., R.D., L.D.N.
Cancer Research Training Award Fellow, Risk Factor Assessment Branch, Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program

Contact Information

Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program
Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences
National Cancer Institute
National Institutes of Health
9609 Medical Center Drive, Rm. 4E112, MSC 9763
Bethesda, MD 20892
(For express delivery, use Rockville, MD 20850)


  • Ph.D. – Nutrition
    University of Maryland
  • M.P.H. – Community Health Education
    University of Maryland
  • M.S. – Foods, Nutrition, and Dietetics
    Kenyatta University


Dr. Edwina Wambogo is a Cancer Research Training Award Fellow (CRTA) with the Risk Factor and Assessment Branch (RFAB) in the Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program (EGRP). In this role, she conducts research in the areas of food security, dietary assessment methods, dietary surveillance, and dietary patterns and assists in development and maintenance of publicly available dietary assessment tools developed by RFAB including the Automated Self-Administered Dietary Assessment Tool (ASA24), the Dietary History Questionnaire (DHQ), and dietary screeners.

Dr. Wambogo is particularly interested in cross-disciplinary collaboration between Nutrition and other disciplines, which may lead to broader research topics and encourage the use of methods to improve the detection of relationships between dietary exposures and health outcomes.

Prior to joining EGRP, Dr. Wambogo was a program analyst for Kelly Services where she managed NIH’s Computer Access to Research on Dietary Supplements (CARDS) database, working with other NIH staff.


EA Wambogo, H Ghattas, KL Leonard, NR Sahyoun. Validity of the Food Insecurity Experience Scale (FIES) for use in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and Characteristics of Food Insecure IndividualsExternal Web Site Policy. Curr Dev Nutr, 2018 Sep 1;9(2) nzy062.

Costello RB, Dwyer JT, Saldanha L, Bailey RL, Merkel J, Wambogo EA. Do Cinnamon Supplements Have a Role in Glycemic Control in Type 2 Diabetes? A Narrative Review. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2016 Nov;116(11):1794-1802.

Garcia-Cazarin ML, Wambogo EA, Regan KS, Davis CD. Dietary supplement research portfolio at the NIH, 2009-2011. J Nutr. 2014 Apr;144(4):414-8.

Regan KS, Wambogo EA, Haggans CJ. NIH and USDA funding of dietary supplement research, 1999–2007. J Nutr. 2011 Jan;141(1):1-3.

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