Professor Christine Stewart Honored with the Nevin Scrimshaw Award in Global Nutrition
- Christine Stewart, Professor of Nutrition, and Director of the Institute for Global Nutrition was awarded the Nevin Scrimshaw Mid-Career Award in Global Nutrition for innovative work in advancing the field of global nutrition.
Christine Stewart, MPH, PhD, the Corinne L. Rustici Endowed Chair in Applied Human Nutrition, Professor of Nutrition, and Director of the Institute for Global Nutrition was awarded the prestigious Nevin Scrimshaw Mid-Career Award in Global Nutrition from the American Society for Nutrition. Each year, this award is given to a mid-career professional who has done innovative work to advance the field of global nutrition and who has had a sustained record of substantial research, mentoring and training.
Dr. Stewart’s research has focused on the design and evaluation of interventions to improve maternal and child nutrition in low-income communities. Much of her research has focused on the evaluation of food and micronutrient interventions that may improve child survival, growth, and cognitive development. She has led and collaborated with multi-disciplinary teams, partnering with scientists in Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya, Bangladesh, Nepal, Ecuador, and several other countries.
Dr. Scrimshaw led an extraordinary career dedicated to the alleviation of hunger and malnutrition with work that substantially improved the lives of millions of people around the globe. This award aims to annually pay tribute to Dr. Scrimshaw’s invaluable contributions while recognizing those who are following in his footsteps. The award was presented to Professor Stewart at the American Society for Nutrition Annual Meeting June 14-16, 2022.