Research in other countries provides opportunities for substantially enriching our
understanding of health problems and solutions through engaging with environments
and systems both similar to and different from those in the U.S. Global nutrition
is a comprehensive look at nutritional status and determinants across various populations
Current Novel Research Efforts
Improving the growth, develoment, feeding care, and survival of infants and young
Understanding how to advance programs and policies for improving nutrition and development.
Associated Affiliate Scholars
Blake, Christine, Ph.D., RD .
Frongillo, Edward, Ph.D.
Hebert, James, Ph.D.
Larson, Leila, Ph.D., MPH
Liese, Angela, Ph.D.
Liu, Jihong, Sc.D.
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Frongillo EA, Nguyen PH, Moore S, Arabi M. Factor structure and equivalence of maternal resources for care in Bangladesh, Vietnam,
and Ethiopia. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 2021; https://doi.org/10.1007/s10995-020-03100-4.
Frongillo EA, Nguyen PH, Moore S, Arabi M. Maternal resources for care are associated with child growth and early childhood development
in Bangladesh and Vietnam. Child Care Health Dev. 2021;10.1111/cch.12911. doi:10.1111/cch.12911
Bhawra J, Kirkpatrick SI, Hall MG, Vanderlee L
, Thrasher JF, Hammond D. Correlates of Self-reported and Functional Understanding of Nutrition Labels across
Five Countries in the 2018 International Food Policy Study. The Journal of Nutrition, 2022; nxac018, https://doi.org/10.1093/jn/nxac018.
Blake CE, Frongillo EA, Warren AM, Constantinides SV, Rampalli K, Bhandari S. Elaborating the science of food choice for rapidly changing food systems in low-and
middle-income countries. Global Food Security. 28:100503, 2021. doi.org/10.1016/j.gfs.2021.100503.
Davis RE, Appiah LT, Moore S, Merchant AT . The Influence of Religious Participation and Use of Traditional Medicine on Type 2
Diabetes Control in Urban Ghana. J Relig Health (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10943-021-01187-9
Carducci B, Oh C, Roth DE, Neufeld L,
Frongillo EA, L’Abbe MR, Fanzo J, Herforth A, Sellen DW, Bhutta ZA. Gaps and priorities in assessment of food environments for children and adolescents
in low- and middle- income countries. Nature Food 2:396-403, 2021. doi.org/10.1038/s43016-021-00299-5
Constantinides SV, Turner C, Frongillo EA, Bhandari S, Reyes LI, Blake CE. Using a global food environment framework to understand relationships with food choice
in diverse low- and middle-income countries. Global Food Security, 2021, 100511.
Contreras-Manzano J, Nieto C, Jáuregui A, Pérez C, Vanderlee L, Barquera S, Sacks
G, Adams J,
Thrasher JF, Hammond D. Perceived availability of healthy and unhealthy foods in the community, work, and
higher education settings across five countries: Findings from the International Food
Policy Study 2018. The Journal of Nutrition https://doi.org/10.17863/CAM.82749
Frongillo EA, Escobar-Alegria JL. Advancing use of nutrition knowledge to improve practice by policy and program communities
in India during a political transition. Current Developments in Nutrition. nzab120, 2021. doi.org/10.1093/cdn/nzab120
Hammond D, Vanderlee L, White CM, Acton R, White M, Roberto C, Cameron A, Sacks G,
Kirkpatrick S, Dubin J, Adams J, Jauregui A,
Thrasher JF. (2022). The Conceptual Framework for the International Food Policy Study: Evaluating the population-level
Impact of Food Policy. J Nutr https://doi.org/10.1093/jn/nxac042
Hess SY, McLain AC,
Frongillo EA, Afshin A, Kassebaum NJ, Osendarp SJM, Atkin R, Rawat R, Brown KH. Challenges for estimating the global prevalence of micronutrient deficiencies and
related disease burden: A case study of the Global Burden of Disease Study. Current Developments in Nutrition. nzab141, 2021.
Iruhiriye E, Olney DK,
Frongillo EA, Niyongira E, Nanama S, Rwibasira E, Mbonyi P, Blake CE . Translation of policy for reducing undernutrition from national to sub-national levels
in Rwanda. Food Sec. (2022). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12571-022-01271-2
Frongillo EA, Warren AM, Kulkarni S. Subjective well-being and domestic violence among ultra-poor women in rural Bangladesh:
Findings from a multifaceted poverty alleviation program. Journal of Family and Economic Issues; 2021; doi.org/10.1007/s10834-021-09801-4
Jáuregui A, White CM, Vanderlee L, Hall MG, Contreras-Manzano A, Nieto C, Sacks G,
Thrasher JF, Hammond D, Barquera S. Impact of front-of-pack labels on the perceived healthfulness of a sweetened fruit
drink: a randomized experiment in 5 countries. Public Health Nutrition. 2021:1-36. doi:10.1017/S1368980021004535
Jensen ML, Gonzalez W, Bolaños-Palmieri C, Monge-Rojas R,
Frongillo EA. Implementation of a regulatory food policy to reduce availability of energy-dense
foods in Costa Rican high schools. Public Health Nutr. 2021;1-13. doi:10.1017/S1368980021003013
Kachwaha S, Nguyen PH, Tran LM, Avula R, Young MF, Ghosh S, Forissier T, Escobar-Alegria
J, Sharma PK,
Frongillo EA, Menon P. Specificity Matters: Unpacking Impact Pathways of Individual Interventions within
Bundled Packages Helps Interpret the Limited Impacts of a Maternal Nutrition Intervention
in India. J Nutr. 2021;nxab390. doi:10.1093/jn/nxab390
Frongillo EA, Cunningham K, Moore S, Blake CE. Gendered Intrahousehold Bargaining Power is Associated with Child Nutritional Status
in Nepal. J Nutr. 2021;nxaa399. doi:10.1093/jn/nxaa399
Laar A, Addo P, Aryeetey R, Agyemang C, Zotor F, Asiki G,
Rampalli KK, Amevinya GS, Tandoh A, Nanema S, Adjei AP, Laar ME, Mensah K, Laryea D, Sellen D,
Vandevijvere S, Turner C, Osei-Kwasi H, Spires M, Blake C, Rowland D, Kadiyala S, Madzorera I, Diouf A, Covic N, Dzudzor IM, Annan R, Milani
P, Nortey J, Bricas N, Mphumuzi S, Anchang KY, Jafri A, Dhall M, Lee A, Mackay S,
Oti SO, Hofman K, Frongillo EA, Holdsworth M. Food environment research priorities for Africa: Lessons from the Africa Food Environment
Research Network. Advances in Nutrition 2022.
Larson LM, Braat S, Hasan MI , et al. Preanalytic and analytic factors affecting the measurement of haemoglobin concentration:
impact on global estimates of anaemia prevalence. BMJ Global Health 2021
Frongillo EA, Weke E, Burger R, Wekesa P, Sheira LA, Mocello AR, Bukusi E, Otieno P, Cohen CR,
Weiser SD, Young SL. Household water and food insecurity are positively associated with poor mental and
physical health among adults living with HIV in western Kenya . Journal of Nutrition. nxab030, 2021. doi.org/10.1093/jn/nxab030.
Nagata JM, Miller JD, Cohen CR,
Frongillo EA, Weke E, Burger R, Wekesa P, Sheira LA, Mocello AR, Otieno P, Butler LM, Bukusi EA,
Weiser SD, Young SL. Water insecurity is associated with lack of viral suppression and greater odds of
AIDS-defining illnesses among adults with HIV in western Kenya. AIDS and Behavior 2021.org/10.1007/s10461-021-03410-w
Nguyen T, Hajeebhoy N, Li J, Do CT, Mathisen R,
Frongillo EA. Community support model on breastfeeding and complementary feeding practices in remote
areas in Vietnam: implementation, cost, and effectiveness. International Journal for Equity in Health 20:121, 2021. doi.org/10.1186/s12939-021-01451-0
Nguyen PH, Kachwaha S, Pant A, Tran LM, Avula R, Young MF, Ghosh S, Sharma PK, Escobar-Alegria
J, Forissier T, Patil S,
Frongillo EA, Menon P. Strengthening nutrition interventions in antenatal care services affects dietary intake,
micronutrient intake, gestational weight gain, and breastfeeding in Uttar Pradesh,
India: Results of a cluster-randomized program evaluation. Journal of Nutritionorg/10.1093/jn/nxab131, 2021.
Nguyen PH, Kachwaha S, Pant A, Tran LM, Walia M, Ghosh S, Sharmaa PK, Escobar-Alegria
Frongillo EA, Menon P, Avula R. COVID-19 Disrupted Provision and Utilization of Health and Nutrition Services in Uttar
Pradesh, India: Insights from Service Providers, Household Phone Surveys, and Administrative
Data. J Nutr. 2021;nxab135. doi:10.1093/jn/nxab135
Nolan MS, Murray KO, Mejia R, Hotez PJ, Mondragon MJV, Rodriguez S, Palacios JR, Contreras
WEM, Lynn MK,
Torres ME, Escobar MCM. Elevated Pediatric Chagas Disease Burden Complicated by Concomitant Intestinal Parasites
and Malnutrition in El Salvador. Trop Med Infect Dis. 2021;6(2):72. Published 2021 May 7. doi:10.3390/tropicalmed6020072
Pakravan-Charvadeh MR, Vatanparast H,
Frongillo EA, Khakpour M, Flora C. The assessment of an extended set of socio-economic determinants to explain anxiety
and uncertainty, insufficient quality, and food intake of Afghan refugees. Public Health Nutrition 1-31, 2021. doi.org/10.1017/S1368980021004043
Reyes LI, Constantinides SV, Bhandari S, Frongillo EA, Schreinemachers P, Wertheim-Heck S, Walls H, Holdsworth M, Laar A, Nguyen T, Turner
C, Wellard K, Blake CE. Actions in global nutrition initiatives to promote sustainable healthy diets. Global Food Security, 2021, 100585. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gfs.2021.100585.
Reyes LI, Frongillo EA, Moore S, Blake CE, Gonzalez W, Bonvecchio A. Functions of social networks in maternal food choice for children in Mexico. Maternal & Child Nutrition. e13263, 2021. doi.org/10.1111/mcn.13263
Frongillo EA, Warren AM, Chitiyo V, Cifarelli AK, Fyalkowski S; Pauline V. Development and assessment of feasibility of a community-based peer support intervention
to mitigate social isolation and stigma of adolescent motherhood in Harare, Zimbabwe. Pilot and Feasibility Studies. 7:110, 2021. doi.org/10.1186/s40814-021-00832-0
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