Events

On the first Monday of each month, the Nutrition and Global Health Program hosts a Work-in-Progress  meeting from 12-1pm ET, followed by a Monthly Seminar from 1-2pm ET. The work-in-progress meeting features the work of students and postdocs in the NGH community, and the monthly seminars showcase faculty and guest speakers from the Harvard Chan School community and beyond.

Upcoming Events:

Stay tuned for upcoming Nutrition and Global Health Program events.

Past Events:

May 2021 Nutrition and Global Health Seminar

Monday, May 3rd, 2021
1:00-2:00pm ET

Dr. Chris Duggan, MD, MPH
Title: “Is zinc the answer for childhood diarrhea? Recent trial data from Tanzania and India”
Professor, Departments of Nutrition and Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Professor, Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

View Seminar Recording

May 2021 Work in Progress Meeting

Monday, May 7th, 2021
12:00-1:00pm ET

Speakers:

  • Shradha Chhabria, MPH Student, Department of Global Health and Population: “Estimating Obesity-Attributable COVID-19 Outcomes in Saudi Arabia from 2020-2025”
  • Lea Sinno, MPH Student, Department of Nutrition: “COVID-19 Impacts on the Food and Health Systems in Ethiopia”
View WIP Session Recording
Virtual conference flyer

Africa’s Water Opportunity: Science, Sustainability, and Solutions

In celebration of Earth Day,  the Harvard Center for African Studies reconvened our Climate Change, Agriculture, and Health in Africa initiative  around the theme of water for a two-day virtual conference from April 21 – 22, 2021 on Africa’s Water Opportunity: Science, Sustainability, and Solutions (linked with more information and posters attached).

 To address Africa’s water opportunity, panels featured a diverse mix of faculty and researchers, private sector representatives, NGOs, and non-profits working on 21st century solutions to water.  Each panel and keynote focused on science, sustainability, and solutions. What does the latest research reveal about each theme for discussion, and what novel or innovate research is taking place? How can national governments, local communities, and the private sector in Africa develop sustainable water solutions? And, what best practices should be held up as models for addressing the water question in Africa?

Our keynote speakers were:

  • Dr. Martin Fregene, Director of Agriculture and Agro-Industry, African Development Bank Group (AfDB)
  • Dr. Apollos Nwafor, Vice President, Policy and State Capability, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA).
NGH Career Panel Flyer

2021 Nutrition and Global Health Career Panel

On Monday, March 15, 2021, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health alumni and friends participated in a panel discussion and Q&A on career paths in nutrition and global health. Speakers included:</p> <ul></br><br /> </br></p> <li>Dr. Christine McDonald, Assistant Professor, University of California San Francisco and Director, International Zinc Nutrition Consultative Group</li> <li>Habtamu Fekadu, Senior Director of Nutrition, Save the Children US</li> <li>Dr. Yarlini Balarajan, Nutrition Specialist, Programme Division, UNICEF New York</li> <li>Dr. Ramadhani Abdallah Noor, Health and Nutrition Specialist, UNICEF Tanzania</li> </ul> <p>
View Career Panel Recording Here

April 2021 Nutrition and Global Health Seminar

Monday, April 5th, 2021
1-2:00pm ET

“Resetting the Table: How Not to Fix our Broken Food System”

Robert Paarlberg, PhD
Associate, Sustainability Science Program, Harvard Kennedy School
Associate, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs

View Seminar Recording

April 2021 Work in Progress Meeting

Monday, April 5th, 2021
12:00-1:00pm ET

Speakers:

  • Wanqing Xu, SM-2 Candidate, Department of Epidemiology: “Association between food insecurity and dysfunctional eating behaviors among Puerto Rican residents”
  • Ahmed Aboushady, MPH Student, Department of Global Health and Population: “Bushmeat and Zoonotic Diseases”
View WIP Session Recording

March 2021 Nutrition and Global Health Seminar

Vitamin D and Infectious Disease: New Evidence and Future Directions

Monday, March 1st, 2021
1:00-2:00pm ET

Dr. Wafaie Fawzi, MBBS, MPH, MS, DrPH
Richard Saltonstall Professor of Population Sciences
Professor of Nutrition, Epidemiology, and Global Health
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Dr. Chris Sudfeld, ScM, ScD
Assistant Professor of Global Health and Nutrition
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

View Seminar Recording

March 2021 Work in Progress Meeting

Monday, March 1st, 2021 12:00-1:00pm ET Speakers:
  • Dr. Kwabena Lartey, MPH Student, Department of Global Health and Population: “Nutrition activities in HIV care and support: a risk benefit analysis of Vitamin A, D and Zinc supplementation”
  • Dr. Nandita Perumal, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Global Health and Population: “Association between gestational weight gain adequacy and perinatal outcomes in Tanzania”
View WIP Session Recording
Ashkan Afshin Flyer

February 2021 Nutrition and Global Health Seminar

Monday, February 1st, 2021
1:00-2:00pm ET

Dr. Ashkan Afshin, MD, MPH, MSc, ScD

“Estimating the burden of disease related to multiple micronutrient deficiencies”
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Global Health
Assistant Professor, Health Metrics Sciences
University of Washington

View seminar recording

February 2021 Work in Progress Meeting

Monday, February 1st, 2021
12:00-1:00pm ET

Speakers:

  • Dr. Apoorva Gomber, MPH Student, Department of Global Health and Population: “Psychosocial Impact of Type 1 youth diabetes camps in India – Disordered eating behaviors and going beyond blood glucose testing among adolescent patients”
  • Dr. Isabel Madzorera, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Global Health and Population: “Women’s participation and decision-making in key agriculture activities – associations with diet quality for women in rural Tanzania”
View WIP Session Recording
Flyer for Lindsay Allen

December 2020 Nutrition and Global Health Seminar

Monday, December 7th, 2020
1:00-2:00pm ET

“Determining the Nutrient Composition of Human Milk: Research on an Old Problem”

Lindsay Allen, PhD
Center Director, USDA
ARS Western Human Nutrition Research Center
University of California, Davis
View Seminar Recording

December 2020 Work in Progress Meeting

Monday, December 7th, 2020
12:00-1:00pm ET

Speakers:
  • Dr. Dongqing Wang, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Global Health and Population: “Effects of Prenatal and Postnatal Maternal Multiple Micronutrient Supplementation on Child Growth and Morbidity in Tanzania”
  • Juliet McCann, SM-2 Student, Department of Global Health and Population: “Behavioral interventions to increase family support for recommended maternal and child nutrition practices in low- and middle-income countries: Results from a systematic review”
View WIP Session Recording

November 2020 Nutrition and Global Health Seminar

Monday, November 2nd, 2020

1:00-2:00pm ET

“Salt Wars: The Science and Politics of Salt”

Dr. Michael F. Jacobson, PhD
Co-founder and Senior Scientist
Center for Science in the Public Interest

November 2020 Work-in-Progress Meeting

Monday, November 2nd, 2020
12:00-1:00pm ET

Speakers:
  • Latifat Okara, MPH Student, Department of Global Health and Population: “Optimizing under-5 nutrition from the pregnancy phase: a primary health care approach”
  • Lily Bliznaska, PhD Candidate, Department of Global Health and Population: “Changes in diet and dietary predictors over time in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia”
View WIP Session Recording

October 2020 Nutrition and Global Health Seminar

 
Monday, October 5th, 2020
1:00-2:00pm ET

“Eating Healthy, Sustainably and Equitably in the Anthropocene Era”

Dr. Jessica Fanzo, PhD
Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Global Food and Agriculture Policy and Ethics
Director, Global Food Ethics and Policy Program
Editor-in-Chief, Global Food Security Journal
Berman Institute of Bioethics, Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and Bloomberg School of Public Health

View Seminar Recording

October 2020 Work-in-Progress Meeting

Monday, October 5th, 2020
12:00-1:00pm ET

Speakers:
  • Matt Cooper, Data Science Postdoctoral Fellow: “Modeling Food Insecurity Over Time and Space”
  • Sachin Shinde, Postdoctoral Research Fellow: “Iron supplementation, dietary diversity and nutritional and academic outcomes among adolescents in India”

2020 Nutrition and Global Health Concentration: Info Session

Monday, August 31, 2020

12:00-1:00pm ET

View Info Session Recording

September 2020 Nutrition and Global Health Monthly Seminar

Monday, August 31st, 2020
1-2:00pm ET

“Food Production Systems to Sequester Soil Carbon and Offset Emissions”

Dr. Rattan Lal, PhD
Distinguished University Professor of Soil Science
School of Environment and Natural Resources
The Ohio State University
View Seminar Recording

May 2020 Nutrition and Global Health Seminar

Title: Tackling child under-nutrition in vulnerable populations
Speaker: Sheila Isanaka, Assistant Professor, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Date and Time: Monday, May 4, 2020, 1-2pm
Location: Zoom

April 2020 Work-in-Progress Meeting

Sarpong Boateng
Latifat Okara
Date & Time: Monday, April 6, 2020, 12-1pm
Location: Zoom

March 2020 Nutrition and Global Health Seminar

Title: Trials of vitamin D supplementation in Mongola: past, current and future
Speaker:
Davaasambuu Ganmaa
Date & Time:
March 2, 2020, 1:00-1:50pm
Location:
Kresge 502

March 2020 Work-in-Progress Meeting

Emily LaRose: “An Overview of the Current State of Global Human Milk Banking”
Nadhira Nuraini Afifa: “MEGA: Meals, Education and Gardens for In-School Adolescents”
Date & Time: Monday, March 2nd 2020, 5:30-7pm
Location: Building 1, Room 1208

February 2020 Nutrition and Global Health Seminar

Title: Environmental Enteric Dysfunction and Poor Growth Outcomes
Speaker: Jacqueline Lauer, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Boston Children’s Hospital
Date and Time: Monday, February 3, 2020, 1-2pm
Location: Kresge 502

February 2020 Work-in-Progress Meeting

Mia Blakstad (PhD Student): Optimizing protein intake by plant and animal sourced foods and its impact on human and planetary health in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: a group-based simulation model
Simone Passarelli (PhD Student): Caregivers’ perceptions of their child’s growth in Ethiopia
Date and Time: Monday, February 3, 2020, 5:30-7pm
Location: Building 1, Room 1208

December 2019 Nutrition and Global Health Seminar

Title: Adolescent Nutrition: Innovative programs and partnerships to reach adolescents beyond the health system
Speaker: Marion Roche, Senior Technical Advisor, Nutrition International
Date and Time: Monday, December 2, 2019, 1-2pm
Location: Kresge 502
The video recording of the seminar can be found here. The Powerpoint slides are here.

December 2019 Work-in-Progress Meeting

Juston Jaco (MPH Student, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health): Introduction to Human Nutrition & Functional Medicine: Improving Health through a functional lens
Dongqing (DQ) Wang (Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health): Impacts of school feeding on health and education of children and adolescents in low- and middle-income countries: protocol for a systematic review
Date and Time: Monday, December 2, 2019, 5:30-7pm
Location: Building 1, Room 1208

2019 Nutrition and Global Health Symposium

Theme: Food Systems as Drivers of Optimal Health
Date and Time: November 20, 2019, 9am-1pm
Location: Kresge G3 Auditorium
Event materials from the symposium, including the video recording, keynote speech slides, and event photos can be found here.

November 2019 Nutrition and Global Health Seminar

Title: Consumption of total and subtypes of dairy products and long term health outcomes (as part of the Monday Nutrition Seminar Series)
Speaker: Jean-Philippe Drouin-Chartier, Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Date and Time: Monday, November 4, 2019, 1-2pm
Location: Kresge 502

November 2019 Work-in-Progress Meeting

Briar McKenzie (Research Assistant & PhD Student, George Institute for Global Health): Investigating gender differences in dietary intake and their relationship with cardio-metabolic diseases
Goodluck Lyatuu (Director of Programs, Management and Development for Health): Leaving no one behind: Improving treatment outcomes among HIV-positive adolescents on ART care
Date: Monday, November 4, 2019, 5:30-7pm
Location: Building 1, Room 1208

October 2019 Nutrition and Global Health Seminar

Title: Who Benefits? Differential effects of nutrition interventions for a positive pregnancy experience
Speaker: Emily Smith, Assistant Professor, George Washington University
Date and Time: Monday, October 7, 2019, 1-2pm
Location: Kresge 502
The video recording of the seminar can be found here. The Powerpoint slides are here.

October 2019 Work-in-Progress Meeting

Ibraheem Abioye (PhD Student, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health): Safety and Effectiveness of Iron Supplementation among Patients on ART in Tanzania
Jorick Bater (MS Student, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health):Predictors of low birth weight and preterm birth among rural Ugandan infants: findings from a birth cohort study
Date and Time: Monday, October 7, 2019, 5:30-7pm
Location: Building 1, Room 1208