Kanyiva Muindi is an associate research scientist and a FLAIR research fellow at the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC). She works under the Urbanization and Wellbeing Research Programme and has over ten years’ research experience on urbanisation issues. Kanyiva is passionate about air quality, lay perceptions of exposure to air pollution and the effects of this exposure on health. Her fellowship work is seeking to address household air pollution in Kenyan rural households through the introduction of ethanol cookstoves. She most recently worked on an urban refugee project on access to infrastructure among refugees living in Nairobi. She holds a PhD in epidemiology and global health from Umeå Universitet, Sweden and a master’s degree from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.