Christopher Sudfeld

Assistant Professor of Global Health and Nutrition

Department of Global Health and Population

Department of Nutrition


Dr. Sudfeld’s research focuses on the interaction of nutrition and infection on maternal and child health in resource-limited settings. His research and education program is focused in three areas:

i) Randomized trials of nutrition and infection interventions
ii) Observational studies examining the role of nutrition during the first 1,000 days of life in child development and long-term outcomes in late childhood, adolescence and adulthood
iii) Research capacity building at partner organizations in epidemiologic methods and biostatistics

Dr. Sudfeld currently leads or contributes to the following research studies:

  • Randomized trial of vitamin D supplementation among adults with HIV initiating ART in Tanzania (NCT01798680)
  • Randomized trial of vitamin D supplementation among  pregnant women with HIV in Tanzania (NCT02305927)
  • Randomized trial of community health worker delivery of a nutrition and child development intervention in rural Tanzania (ISRCTN10323949)
  • Randomized dose-response trial of antenatal calcium supplementation for prevention of preeclampsia and preterm birth in Tanzania and India (NCT03350516)
  • Randomized dose-response trial of therapeutic zinc supplementation among children with acute diarrhea in Tanzania and India (NCT03078842)
  • Randomized trial of azythromycin for the treatment of high-risk diarrhea among children in 7 LMICs (NCT03130114)


ScM, Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

ScD, Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health


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