Sarah McKune, PhD

Assistant Professor

Office: HPNP 4158 (EGH), Grinter Hall 472 (Center for African Studies)
Phone: EGH 352-273-9449;  Center for African Studies 352-273-4757


Areas of Expertise:

  • Food Security and Nutrition
  • Livelihood Resilience
  • Pastoralism

Current Research Interests:

  • Animal Source Food (ASF; milk, meat, and eggs) and nutritional status of pregnant and lactating women and children under two
    • Drivers of and barriers to increasing ASF consumption
    • Appropriate effective messaging to increase ASF consumption
  • Livelihood resilience in the Sahel
    • Social capital and adaptive capacity
    • Agropastoral resilience, health, migration, and conflict
  • Environmental Enteric Dysfunction (EED) and stunting among children in East Africa, West Africa, and South Asia
    • Poultry production, WASH conditions, and EED


  • B.A. Wofford College, French and Sociology (1999)
  • MPH Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health, Reproductive Health and Demography (2002)
  • PhD University of Florida, Interdisciplinary Ecology (2012)