Month: April 2017

Dr. Young Speaks at the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women

Dr. Young Speaks at the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women

In March, Dr. Young had the honor of presenting her findings about the role of food insecurity and depression in women’s economic development at this year’s U.N. Commission on the Status of Women. She presented results from our Kenyan, Ugandan, and Tanzanian pregnant and postpartum cohorts. […]

Experimental Biology 2017

Experimental Biology 2017

Our group tore it up at back-to-back scientific meetings this year! Congratulations to post-doc Godfred Boateng, who received first place in the American Society for Nutrition’s Emerging Leaders Poster Competition! The Community and Public Health RIS awarded this to Godfred presented his work entitled “Food Insecurity […]

A Great First Human Biology Association Meeting!

The Young Research Group had a terrific first Human Biology Association Meeting! The team traveled to New Orleans to present findings from our Pith Moromo Kenyan cohort study. 

Josh Miller’s poster “Perinatal geophagy is associated with HIV and anemia among women in western Kenya”  was selected for the Hilde Spielvogel Award!

Josh Miller pictured here with his award-winning poster!

Godfred Boateng presented his work on infant cognitive development in both poster and oral presentation sessions.

Godfred Boateng pictured here presenting his poster “HIV exposure, but not food insecurity is deleterious to infant cognitive development”


Shalean Collins presented her work on the promoters of exclusive breastfeeding among HIV-infected and -uninfected mothers.

 

Ethnonutrition knowledge and dietary diversity in Tanzania

Ethnonutrition knowledge and dietary diversity in Tanzania

Congratulations to Dr. Bronwen Powell! Our paper, based on her excellent dissertation work, is entitled “The determinants of dietary diversity and nutrition: ethnonutrition knowledge of local people in the East Usambara Mountains, Tanzania“. It was published in the Journal of Ethnobiography and Ethnomedicine. Anna Earnest […]

A review of what we know, and what we don’t, about household water insecurity

A review of what we know, and what we don’t, about household water insecurity

Our invited review on water insecurity “Progress in Household Water Insecurity Metrics: A Cross-Discpilinary Approach in the Social Sciences” has been published in WIREs Water. This marks the beginning of an exciting cross-disciplinary collaboration as delve into the many aspects of household-level water insecurity globally! Special thanks […]