Consultant (Former title)
Lusajo Kajula joined UNICEF Innocenti in June 2017. She holds a Ph.D. in Health Behaviour and Promotion from the University of Maastricht, Netherlands. Her research interests lie in risky sexual behaviour among adolescents and youth, Intimate Partner Violence (IPV), Violence against Children (VAW), HIV related stigma, as well as parenting and family interactions. Since 2002, Lusajo has been involved in several international collaborations that addressed adolescent and youth sexual behavior in Sub-Saharan Africa. Her past research projects included being site PI for an intervention trial that looked at a population of young men in 60 camps, parents’ and teacher’s communication with youth about HIV-related sexual behaviors in Tanzania as well as social and cultural factors associated with concurrent sexual partnerships in Tanzania amongst others. At Innocenti, she coordinates a study on Cash Plus for Adolescents in Tanzania and supports qualitative research more generally in the Transfer Project.