Aleia McCord

Associate Director


Contact for graduate certificate and PhD minor, Africa at Noon lecture series, partnerships, grants and funding, visiting scholars, office operations.

Aleia McCord studies the relationships between energy and health in east Africa using mixed methods from the social and natural sciences. Her most recent work examined the economic, social, and environmental impacts of micro-scale anaerobic digesters in Uganda. From 2012-2016, McCord co-founded and led a renewable energy and agricultural research station in Mukono, Uganda. The center works with private-sector commercial partners and researchers from Makerere University Center for Research in Energy and Energy Conservation to develop and test innovative waste management and renewable energy technologies. She holds a Ph.D from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies.