Recognizing the need to cultivate creative and practical solutions to equip the next generation of public health nutritionists, practitioners and organizations, Kavle Consulting, a woman and minority-owned social impact firm, was founded in October 2019.
By offering solutions to move the needle in global health and nutrition, Kavle Consulting seeks to work across local and global organizations to meaningfully contribute to improving the health and wellness of all.
Dr. Justine A. Kavle, earned her Ph.D. in Human Nutrition and a Master’s in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health. As the founder of Kavle Consulting LLC and a public health nutritionist, Dr. Kavle is well known for her strategic and forward-thinking approach to designing, building and growing country programs to strengthen the delivery of integrated nutrition-health interventions as part of quality community and facility-based health programming for over 15 years.
Dr. Kavle has built the nutrition capacity of teams across Africa, Latin America/Carribean (LAC) and Washington D.C, in the process and development of social behavior change approaches and tools, innovative training and skillset development, implementation research, and program design, monitoring and implementation within United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded global health projects. She has led numerous implementation research studies and extensively published on the process (i.e. successes and challenges) and scale-up of nutrition-health program implementation, alongside country experts and nutritionists.
In partnership with USAID and Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) and in-country experts and practitioners, she pioneered a journal supplement compendium featuring 14 country experiences on “how to” strengthen nutrition within health systems, including the areas of maternal, newborn and child health and family planning. In addition, Dr. Kavle has been active in the academic community, as she served as a lecturer and provided opportunities for Master’s and PhD-candidates to work with Kavle Consulting via the George Washington University, Milken School of Public Health in the Departments of Global Health and Prevention and Community Health. As a first generation Asian-American Pacific Islander (AAPI), Dr. Kavle is passionate about championing and mentoring local leaders and nutritionists from sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and LAC as well as fellow Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) public health practitioners in the United States. Her passion for justice, equity and diversity has equally been a part of her life journey as a seasoned recreational cyclist in the D.C.-Maryland-Virginia (DMV) cycling communities (i.e. Melanin Base Miles) and she holds the national certification of Licensed Cycling Instructor (LCI) from the League of American Bicyclists. Dr. Kavle has also served as a mentor in under-resourced D.C. communities with Big Brother Big Sister (BBBS) for 7 years.
Kavle Consulting, LLC exists to help countries, organizations, and people thrive by narrowing the gap between humanity’s most pressing needs and practical solutions that work.