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My Bio

Recognized public health expert, social scientist and thought leader with a profound understanding of the global public health and nutrition context. For over 20 years, Dr. El-Kour has delivered progressive public health strategies with a behavior change focus. More recently, Dr. El-Kour’s technical specialty has evolved to address the changing landscape of health promotion, incorporating social media and media psychology to public health and humanitarian programming to reach entire populations and drive behavior change. As a champion for innovative solutions to complex public health challenges, Dr. El-Kour brings transformative, cutting edge approaches to deliver progressive thinking strategies in implementing programs and projects on behalf of the United Nations, international, governmental, and non-governmental agencies. She enjoys exceptional ability to lead and engage in dialogues with high level parties while applying culinary diplomacy, conflict resolution, negotiation, and emergent technology to inspire change in positioning of views. She also brings forward lessons learned from reviewing, mediating, and analyzing dialogue experiences and best practices to diverse practice and country settings.

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

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My Education

My Education

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

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

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

Tufts University, Boston, MA 

Frances Stern Nutrition Center/Tufts Medical Center



Positive & Media Psychology

Dietetics & Metabolism


Behavior Change

Clinical Nutrition & Evaluations

Immersive Technologies

Monitoring & Evaluations

Healthcare Systems

Research Methodologies

Advocacy & Funding

Team Building & Leadership

Public Health Communication

Food & Nutrition Policy

Media Innovation

Food, Nutrition & Primary Health Care Programming

Social & Media Impact

Disease Promotion & Injury Prevention

Public Speaking


Research Interests

Health & Nutrition Misinformation

Nutrition Behavior Change

Persuasion & Social Influence

International Nutrition

Social Nutrition Impact 

Mobile & Social Media

Immersive Technology 

Consumer Neuromarketing 

Nutrition and Artificial Intelligence

Mobile Augmented Reality

Social Determinants of Nutrition 

Healthy Lifestyle Promotion

Food and Nutrition Policy

Medical Nutrition Therapy and Support

Diet-related Chronic Disease

Autism Spectrum Disorders

My special population of interest: 

Millennial and Generation Z.

Citizen, migrant and refugee populations in the global setting. 




2022 - 2023

Global Advisor, Nutrition (Aga Khan Foundation)

2019 - 2022

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

2017 - 2018

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

& Clinical Lead (

2015 - 2016

International Technical Officer (WHO) &

Expert Consultant (Action Against Hunger,

2013 - 2014

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

2011 - 2012

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

2009 - 2010

National Professional Officer (WHO)

& Expert Consultant (Private Practice)

2007 - 2008

National Professional Officer (WHO)

& Expert Consultant (Private Practice)

2005 - 2006

Nutrition & Food Policy Advisor (WHO)

& Expert Consultant (Private Practice)

2003 - 2004

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

2001 - 2002

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

1999 - 2000

Medical Representative 

(Jordan Drugstore Company)

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