Dr. Serigne Diene has more than 30 years of experience working in public health nutrition, including 13 years with FHI 360. Before joining FANTA, he worked for 8 years for the USAID-funded BASICS I and II projects as West and Central Africa Regional Nutrition Advisor based in Dakar and Nutrition Team Leader based in Arlington. He was seconded to Helen Keller International in 2005 and 2007 to provide technical support to the MOST project and USAID/OFDA in the areas of micronutrients, nutrition and HIV, food security, and emergency programs for West Africa. His technical expertise includes program planning and evaluation in public health and nutrition, food security, and community development. He holds a PhD in nutrition from Cornell University and an MPH in nutritional epidemiology from Tulane University, as well as a Diploma of Specialized Studies (DESS) in public health and nutrition from the University of Paris 1 Sorbonne.