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

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Dr. Tatyana El-Kour is the Global Nutrition Advisor at Aga Khan Foundation. She 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 25 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. Dr. El-Kour’s 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. 

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My Education



Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Psychology with a concentration in Media Psychology

Additional doctoral concentration track: Social Impact of Mobile Media and Immersive Technology on Health and Nutrition Behavior Change.

Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbara, CA 


Master of Arts in Psychology with an emphasis in Media Psychology

Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbara, CA


Combined Master of Science and Dietetic Internship – Medical Nutrition Therapy & Policy

Tufts University, Boston, MA 

Frances Stern Nutrition Center/Tufts Medical Center


Bachelor of Science – General Dietetics
Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS


Bachelor of Science - Nutrition & Food Technology
University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan
Clinical Nutrition Internship: Royal Medical Services


Emergent Technology & Social Media

Behavioral Sciences

Health & Nutrition Misinformation

Medical Nutrition Therapy & Support

Humanitarian & Complex Emergencies

Persuasion, Social Influence, Social Change & Impact

Global Nutrition

Hunger & Environmental Nutrition

Sustainable Food Systems

Global Psychology

Artificial Intelligence & Nutrition

Nutritional Psychiatry & Psychology


2022 - 2024

2019 - 2022

2017 - 2018

2015 - 2016

2013 - 2014

2011 - 2012

2009 - 2010

2007 - 2008

2005 - 2006

2003 - 2004

2001 - 2002

1999 - 2000

Global Advisor, Nutrition (Aga Khan Foundation)

Health & Nutrition Coordinator (Action Against Hunger), Expert Consultant (Independent Practice), & Clinical Lead (

Health & Nutrition Coordinator (Action Against Hunger), Expert Consultant (Independent Practice), & Clinical Lead (

International Technical Officer (WHO) & Expert Consultant (Action Against Hunger,

International Technical Officer at Regional Director’s Office (WHO)

National Professional Officer & International Technical Officer (WHO) & Expert Consultant (Private Practice)

National Professional Officer (WHO) & Expert Consultant (Private Practice)

National Professional Officer (WHO) & Expert Consultant (Private Practice)

Nutrition & Food Policy Advisor (WHO) & Expert Consultant (Private Practice)

Metabolic Nutrition Research Technician; Statistical Data Entry Assistant; Menu & Recipe Analyst (Tufts University)

Regional Nutrition Line Specialist (Novartis Consumer Health Inc., Near East Office)

Medical Representative (Jordan Drugstore Company)

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