I am an epidemiologist and nutritionist with 8 years of experience working with research groups in low- and middle-income countries in Asia, Africa, and around the world to collect and analyze population data on diet and nutrition status; characterize contributions of diet to nutrient adequacy, communicable and noncommunicable diseases, and exposure to environmental agents; and design and evaluate evidence-based strategies for improving public health.
I received a BA in Chemistry from New York University in 2011, MPH in Epidemiology/International Health from the University of Michigan in 2013, and Doctor of Science in Nutrition from Harvard University in 2018. My doctoral training was funded by a National Research Service Award from the U.S. National Institutes of Health.
I am currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Harvard, where I serve as project director for an international study funded by FHI Solutions (recipient of a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grant to support Intake – Center for Dietary Assessment) to develop and validate a novel food-based metric of diet quality, the Global Diet Quality Score (GDQS).
Main research interests:
Development, implementation, and analysis of methods for assessing population diet and nutrition status in low- and middle-income countries.
Development of innovative platforms for population-based nutrition research and surveillance, and multidimensional food systems measurement.
Integration of scientific evidence and food culture to improve public nutrition knowledge and develop healthy, sustainable, and acceptable diet patterns.