Principle Investigators

Rebecca StoltzfusRebecca Stoltzfus

My research focuses on the causes and consequences of malnutrition in women and children in low-income countries.  I am also a member of the WHO Expert Advisory Panel on Nutrition and the National Academy of Sciences Forum on Investing in Young Children Globally, and recipient of the Kellogg Award of the American Society for Nutrition for excellence in international nutrition research.  My collaborative research projects are ongoing in Zimbabwe, Bangladesh, Tanzania, Kenya and Ethiopia.  My work focuses especially on the integration of direct nutrition interventions (foods and supplements) with strategies from other sectors such as infectious disease control, water, sanitation and hygiene, food safety, and reproductive health.

Education BS, Chemistry, Goshen College,
MS Human Nutrition, Cornell University,
PhD Human Nutrition, Cornell University
Collaborators CARE USA
Zvitambo Institute for Maternal and Child Research, Harare, Zimbabwe
The Micronutrient Initiative, Ottawa Canada and Nairobi, Kenya
Alive & Thrive, Bangladesh
International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington DC and Delhi, India
World Health Organization
Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College, Moshi, Tanzania
The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
University of Michigan School of Public Health
George Washington University School of Public Health
Keywords Nutrition
Public Health
Caregiver Capabilities
Environmental Enteric Disorders
Antenatal Care
Methods Cluster-randomized controlled trials
Trials of Improved Practices
Systematic Reviews


Kate DickinKate Dickin

I conduct translational research to enhance the effectiveness of community-based programs for improving nutritional status and reducing health disparities in the US and globally. These include interventions promoting healthy food and activity practices, responsive child feeding, food insecurity, micronutrient supplementation, and community engagement in nutrition action.  A central focus is the interface between programs and communities, to identify contextual factors that influence motivation, self-efficacy, and capabilities of both providers and participants and to enhance utilization and effectiveness of interventions for low-income families.

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Education B.A.Sc., Child Studies, University of Guelph
MS Human Nutrition, Cornell University
PhD Human Nutrition, Cornell University

The Micronutrient Initiative, Canada

Ethiopian Public Health Institute; Addis Ababa University

Ethiopia; University of Nairobi, Kenya

Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College, Tanzania

Cornell Cooperative Extension, USA

National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USA; University of Rhode Island, USA.


Maternal and Child Nutrition

Antenatal Care

Micronutrient malnutrition

Health Inequalities


Food Insecurity

Community-based Health Workers

Nutrition Interventions


Quantitative and qualitative approaches to formative, evaluation, and implementation research on interventions

Adaptation of trials of Improved Practices methods for program design