Leso Munala

Visiting Lecturer
Health Promotion and Policy


  • PhD, Public Health, Community Health Education UMass Amherst, 2015 
  • Master in Social Service Administration, University of Chicago, 2008
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, The Ohio State University, 2006

Areas of Specialization: 

Exploring and addressing violence against women in Sub-Saharan Africa

Research Description: 

My research interests are in are in exploring and addressing violence against women in Sub-Saharan Africa, policies and interventions for survivors of sexual violence, and improving postrape care services. My dissertation examined the experiences of health practitioners facing the challenges of providing services to female survivors of sexual violence in Nairobi, Kenya.

Key Publications: 

  • Gillum, T. L., Doucette, M., Mwanza, M., & Munala, L. (2016). Exploring Kenyan women’s perceptions of intimate partner violence. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.
  • Ajema, C., Mulwa, R., Munala, L., & Wanjiru, M. (2011). An Audit Report on Delivery of PRC Services in Kenyan Health Facilities: Commissioned by the Gesellschaft für Internationale
  • Zusammenarbeit (GIZ):Access to Justice/GBV Component  on Behalf of the  Sexual Offences Act Implementation Taskforce
  • Hupp, J.M., Munala, L., Kaffenberger, J. A., & Hensley Wessell, M. B. (2011). The interactive effect of parental education on language production. Current Psychology, 4,312-323.