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Sera wins the Mead Award!

Sera has received the prestigious Margaret Mead Prize, given jointly by the Society for Applied Anthropology and the American Anthropological Association in recognition of exemplary skills in broadening the impact of anthropology. For more info, see the recent Chronicle story.  

Geophagy documentary filming in Ithaca

A film crew making a documentary about geophagy, called Eat White Dirt came to Ithaca to interview Sera and Dr. Kimberly O’Brien about their work on pica.

Our new publications from September, 2013


Our review on the role of food insecurity in adherence to HIV recommendations has been published in AIDS & Behavior.


foodinsecurityOur review on measuring food insecurity is out in Advances in Nutrition.

Public radio show about geophagy

The public radio program Big Picture Science interviewed Sera about her research on pica.

Data collection starts in Mozambique, and more

Começando Saudável (“Starting Off Healthy”), Roseanne’s performance-based incentives intervention in partnership with CARE Mozambique, launched in August. This one-year pilot is engaging health center staff, community volunteers, and traditional birth attendants in improving delivery of prevention of vertical transmission of HIV services to pregnant and […]

July 8, 2013

An article about Sera’s research on pica appeared in the Science Section of the NY Times.

June 2013

Congratulations to Gretchen Seim on her first first-author paper! This paper presents the first ever data about the effects of geophagic earth on iron absorption in human cells. Many thanks to the Glahn lab for the use of their innovative cell model. Welcome Alexis Steinmetz and Dr. […]

June 1, 2013

Heather Larkin is heading to Singida, Tanzania, to conduct research on the potential for increasing legume consumption in complementary foods with Youjin Chung, a PhD student in Developmental Sociology. This is a project sponsored by the McKnight foundation, with Rachel Bezner-Kerr as PI.

May 25, 2013

Congratulations and good luck to our graduating seniors: Melanie Graber, Heather Larkin, Chloe Michel, Jacqueline Rivera, and Christina Son. You will be missed!

May 23, 2013

Roseanne passed her A-exam with flying colors. She is now officially ready for 7 months of fieldwork in Mozambique on the effects of performance-based incentives on the provision of care to prevent vertical transmission of HIV. On top of this, she has received a Summer […]