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My interests relate to the formulation, implementation and evaluation of nutrition policy in developed and developing countries. I approach this work from a transdisciplinary, engaged and problem-oriented perspective, in which the key research questions and choice of methods emerges in the course of engaging with policy and program actors at global, national or sub-national levels. This approach is guided by robust theoretical frameworks and ensures that the research is responsive to real-world concerns and more likely to be understood, valued and used by those responsible for policies and programs.
Research Interests: Improved methods for nutrition policy analysis and development; mainstreaming nutrition in Peru, Bolivia, Guatemala, Vietnam and Bangladesh; the Whole Community Project for addressing childhood obesity (Ithaca/Tompkins County); policy commitment for addressing the dual-burden of malnutrition in Nigeria; barriers and innovations in nutrition program implementation in Mozambique and Bolivia; development and testing of a micronutrient program assessment tool; evaluation and strengthening of the World Vision mobile clinic program in Haiti; strengthening strategic capacity and adaptive management in Burkina Faso, Mali, Ethiopia and Uganda; and evaluating policy advocacy in seven SE Asian countries.
nutrition policy, policy analysis, policy development, implementation science, malnutrition, maternal and child nutrition, global health