Assistant Professor of Global Health
The overarching goal of Dr. Jaacks’s multi-disciplinary research program is to advance our understanding of the complex interactions between agriculture, nutrition, and health, with a particular interest in identifying effective programs and policies to transform agro-food systems for holistic sustainability. Projects include observational and intervention studies using quantitative and qualitative approaches. Her research is primarily based in South Asia (India, Nepal, and Bangladesh) and the United States. Dr. Jaacks has served as a consultant for the UK Department for International Development on addressing overweight and obesity in low- and middle-income countries and for the US Centers for Disease Control on food policies to prevent diabetes in the United States. She is a Visiting Professor at the Public Health Foundation of India.
- BS: Cornell University
- PhD: The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill