Dr. Khasakhala is currently the Director of Population Studies and Research Institute (PSRI), University of Nairobi. She holds a PhD in Population Studies from the International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), an MSc in Medical Demography from The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), a Postgraduate Diploma in Population Studies from RIPS and a BSc in Sociology. She has published over 30 peer-reviewed articles and Book chapters mainly in Population Studies, Reproductive health and population and Health. She has also supervised over 100 students at various levels of studies and has been an external examiner for a number of reputable Universities such as North West University, The University of Witwatersrand, and Cape Town University among others. Dr. Khasakhala has consulted for the UN, AU, EAC among others. She is also a member of the Advisory Board of Carolina for Kibera, an NGO working in the informal settlement whose aim is to empower the youth more specifically the girl child. She is an active member of the Union for African Population Studies (UAPS) where she served as the first woman Secretary-General from 2007 – 2011, she is also an active member of the International Union for Scientific Study of Population (USSP) and The Population Association of America (PAA). She is currently the CARTA Focal Person at the University of Nairobi.