Vijaya K. Hogan is a program officer for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in Battle Creek, Michigan. She provides leadership and oversight for programming in maternal and child health.
Vijaya previously held the role of planning, evaluation and research officer at WKKF. Prior to joining the foundation, Vijaya was a Clinical Professor in the Department of Maternal and Child Health, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health and an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. She also served as a faculty fellow for the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research at the University of North Carolina. She has worked in a variety of settings, including local, state and federal government; globally; and in communities and academia. Vijaya’s scholarship and practice has focused on the processes by which health inequities develop, as well as the processes by which they can be ameliorated. She has authored several publications focused on maternal and child health and health equity.
Vijaya holds a bachelor’s degree with a focus on nutrition from Hampshire College, as well as a master’s degree and doctorate in public health from the School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF), founded in 1930 as an independent, private foundation by breakfast cereal pioneer, Will Keith Kellogg, is among the largest philanthropic foundations in the United States. Guided by the belief that all children should have an equal opportunity to thrive, WKKF works with communities to create conditions for vulnerable children so they can realize their full potential in school, work and life.
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