Kanyiva Muindi is a Post-Doctoral Research Scientist at the African Population and Health Research Center working within the Urbanization and Wellbeing Program. She has worked on various projects addressing the causes, course and consequences of urbanization in sub-Saharan Africa, and has vast experience working within urban informal settlements. She is currently managing a project that seeks to apply participatory approaches in the identification of challenges that need to be prioritized by city governments in Kenya; and the solutions to these challenges. Kanyiva is passionate about air quality and is especially interested in lay perceptions of exposure to air pollution and effects of this exposure on health. She holds a PhD in Epidemiology and Public Health from Umeå University, Sweden.