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Jessica Fanzo

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Assistant Professor of Nutrition
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Columbia University
United States of America
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Jessica Fanzo PhD is an Assistant Professor of Nutrition in the Institute of Human Nutrition & Department of Pediatrics at Columbia University in New York. She also serves as the Senior Advisor of Nutrition Policy at the Center on Globalization & Sustainable Development. Before joining Columbia University, Jessica was the Evaluation & Monitoring Officer for REACH at the UN World Food Programme. From 2010-11, Jessica was a Senior Scientist at Bioversity International, one of the CGIARs, in Rome Italy, where she led their Nutrition & Biodiversity program. From 2007-2010, she served as the Nutrition Director at the Center for Global Health & Economic Development at the Earth Institute, & the Nutrition Regional Advisor for East and Southern Africa at the Millennium Development Goal Centre at the World Agroforestry Centre based in Kenya. Prior to joining the Earth Institute, she was a Program Officer for the Medical Research Program at the Doris Duke Foundation focusing on global health initiatives, in particular health systems and HIV/AIDS programming. Jessica became the first laureate in 2012 of the Daniel Carasso Premio for her work on sustainable diets. Jessica has a PhD in Nutrition from the University of Arizona & completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Immunology at Columbia University. Her current research focuses on the interactions between food security, agriculture, & nutrition, & their implications for improving maternal and child health in low-income countries.
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24 Mar 2015