Almaty
 
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 the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop and validate a novel food-based metric of diet quality, the Global Diet Quality Score (GDQS).
 
Main research interests:
 
  1. Development, implementation, and analysis of methods for assessing population diet and nutrition status in low- and middle income countries.
  2. Development of innovative platforms for population-based nutrition research and surveillance, and multidimensional food systems measurement.
  3. Integration of scientific evidence and food culture to improve public nutrition knowledge and develop healthy, sustainable, and acceptable diet patterns.