Heather Kelahan

Heather Kelahan is a PhD student studying Public Health Nutrition as part of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Population Health Sciences program. Her research focuses on the planetary health impacts of our current food system and how we can globally transition to a sustainable diet while improving nutrition. Prior to beginning the doctoral program, Heather worked with the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition and conducted research to better understand access and affordability barriers to nutritious food. Heather has also worked with the World Food Programme in Tajikistan where she supported the development of their Zero Hunger initiatives and Fill the Nutrient Gap analysis. Heather received an MPA in Development Practice from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University in 2017, where she focused on sustainable food systems and nutrition.