Bangalore Boston Nutrition Collaborative

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Principal Investigator:
Christopher Duggan, Associate Professor in the Department of Nutrition

Department:
Department of Nutrition

Dates of Research:
August 1, 2008 — December 31, 2008

Description:

Emerging demographic, economic and dietary factors suggest that a large burden of preventable illness is poised to develop in India. In order to document these developments and to design feasible and valid public health interventions designed to reduce these health outcomes, a new generation of Indian nutrition scientists need to be trained. In this planning grant, we will investigate the feasibility of a sustainable collaboration between scientists at St. John’s Research Institute and colleagues at HSPH and Tufts University in which nutrition research and training is fostered.