Featured Scholar: Lora Iannotti, PhD
is an assistant professor at the Brown School at Washington University. Her research focuses on undernutrition among young children living in developing countries, and more specifically, on micronutrient deficiencies related to poverty and infectious disease. She conducts intervention research in Haiti, Kenya, and Ecuador.
Dr. Iannotti survived the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti
, and remains committed
to bringing public health expertise to the region. Recent projects in Haiti include a school feeding program funded by United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to reduce anemia and a trial testing the efficacy of a lipid-based nutrient supplement to prevent stunting among children ages 6-12 months. At the global level, she was invited by the World Health Organization (WHO) to participate on an expert working committee to develop a conceptual framework for healthy growth and development in young children from resource-poor settings.
Dr. Iannotti will be one of the panelists at the upcoming Global Health & Infectious Disease Conference
to discuss “The Impact of Nutrition and Infectious Diseases on Maternal and Child Health.”