Katie Adams, Ph.D.

Katie Adams

Assistant Project Scientist, Department of Nutrition

  • B.S., Computer Science/Business, University of Puget Sound
  • M.S., Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Arizona
  • Ph.D., Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California, Davis
Research Interests

As an applied microeconomist, Dr. Adams’ research interests are at the intersection of economics and maternal and early childhood nutrition. Her current research is focused on the development of methods and tools to help low- and middle-income countries (1) use secondary data to estimate food and nutrient intake, (2) evaluate the cost and cost-effectiveness of alternative micronutrient interventions, and (3) identify economically optimal micronutrient intervention programs. 

Selected Publications

Adams, Katherine P., Seth Adu-Afarwuah, Malay K. Mridha, Brietta M. Oaks, Susana L Matias, Charles D. Arnold, Sika M. Kumordzie, Harriet Okronipa, Maku E. Ocansey, and Kathryn G. Dewey. 2020. “The impact of maternal supplementation during pregnancy and six months postpartum on the growth of the next child conceived and born after the intervention period: follow-up results of two randomized controlled trials in Bangladesh and Ghana. Maternal and Child Nutrition. E-published ahead of print. https://doi.org/10.1111/mcn.12927.

Adams, Katherine P., James A. Lee, Emily Piltch, and Beth Yakes Jimenez. 2019. “An Introduction to Economic Analysis of Nutrition and Food Security Interventions.” Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 119(5): 856-864. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jand.2018.11.015.

Adams, Katherine P. and Kathryn G. Dewey. 2019. “Stakeholder perceptions of adding ready-to-use therapeutic foods and other nutrition-related products to the World Health Organization Model List of Essential Medicines.” In: World Health Organization. Report: Technical consultation: nutrition-related products and the World Health Organization Model List of Essential Medicines – practical considerations and feasibility. Geneva, Switzerland, 20–21 September 2018. Geneva, World Health Organization.

Engle-Stone, Reina, Stephen A. Vosti, Hanqi Luo, Justin Kagin, Ann Tarini, Katherine P. Adams, Caitlin French, Kenneth H. Brown. 2019. “Weighing the Risks of High Intakes of Selected Micronutrients Compared with the Risks of Deficiencies.” Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 1446(1): 81-101. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jand.2018.11.015.

Jimenez, Elizabeth Yakes, Emily Piltch, Amy Knoblock-Hahn, Jim Lee, Katherine P. Adams, Alison Steiber, Debbie Petitpain, Constantina Papoutsakis, Francois Dionne. 2019. Development and Pilot Testing of the Prioritizing Food Security Solutions Toolkit. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 199(10) 1738-1746. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jand.2019.07.023.

Adams, Katherine P., Seth Adu-Afarwuah, Helena Bentil, Brietta M. Oaks, Rebecca R. Young, Stephen A. Vosti, and Kathryn G. Dewey. 2018. “The Effects of a Nutrient Supplementation Intervention in Ghana on Parents’ Investments in their Children.” PLOS One. 14(3): e0212178. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0212178.

Adams, Katherine P., Harriet Okronipa, Seth Adu-Afarwuah, Mary Arimond, Sika Kumordzie, Brietta M. Oaks, Maku E. Ocansey, Rebecca R. Young, Stephen A. Vosti, and Kathryn G. Dewey. 2018. “Ghanaian Parents’ Perceptions of Pre- and Post-Natal Nutrient Supplements and their Effects.” Maternal & Child Nutrition. e12608. https://doi.org/10.1111/mcn.12608.

Adams, Katherine P., Travis J. Lybbert, Stephen A. Vosti, Emmanuel Ayifah, Mary Arimond, Seth Adu-Afarwuah, and Kathryn G. Dewey. 2018. Unintended Effects of a Targeted Maternal and Child Nutrition Intervention on Household Expenditures, Labor Income, and the Nutritional Status of Non-Targeted Siblings in Ghana.” World Development. 107: 138-150. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2018.02.025.

Lybbert, Travis J., Stephen A. Vosti, Katherine P. Adams, and Rosemonde Guissou. “Household Demand Persistence for Child Micronutrient Supplementation.” Journal of Health Economics. 62: 147-164. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhealeco.2018.09.010.

Adams, Katherine P., Emmanuel Ayifah, Thokozani Phiri, Malay K. Mridha, Seth Adu-Afarwuah, Mary Arimond, Charles D. Arnold, Joseph Cummins, Sohrab Hussain, Chiza Kumwenda, Susana L. Matias, Ulla Ashorn, Anna Lartey, Kenneth Maleta, Stephen A. Vosti, and Kathryn G. Dewey. 2017. “Maternal and Child Supplementation with Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements, but Not Child Supplementation Alone, Decreases Self-Reported Household Food Insecurity in Some Settings.” The Journal of Nutrition. 147(12): 2309-2318. https://doi.org/10.3945/jn.117.257386.

Adams, Katherine P., Stephen A. Vosti, Emmanuel Ayifah, Thokozani Phiri, Seth Adu-Afarwuah, Kenneth Maleta, Ulla Ashorn, Mary Arimond, and Kathryn G. Dewey. 2017. “Willingness-to-Pay for Small-Quantity Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements: Evidence from Ghana and Malawi.” Maternal & Child Nutrition. 14(2): e12518. https://doi.org/10.1111/mcn.12518.

Kuyper, Edye M., Reina Engle-Stone, Joanne E. Arsenault, Mary Arimond, Katherine P. Adams, and Kathryn G. Dewey. 2017. “Dietary Gap Assessment: An Approach for Evaluating Whether a Country’s Food Supply Can Support Healthy Diets at the Population Level.” Public Health Nutrition. 20(13): 2277-2288. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1368980017001173.

Adams, Katherine P., Travis J. Lybbert, Stephen A. Vosti, and Emmanuel Ayifah. 2016. “Using an Economic Experiment to Estimate Willingness-to-Pay for a New Maternal Nutrient Supplement in Ghana.” Agricultural Economics. 47(5): 581-595. https://doi.org/10.1111/agec.12257.

Ryan, Kelsey, Katherine Adams, Stephen Vosti, M. Isabel Odiz, Elizabeth Cimo, and Mark Manary.  2014.  “A Comprehensive Linear Programming Tool to Optimize Formulations of Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Foods: An Application to Ethiopia.”  American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. [PubMed]

de la Torre, Adela, Arthur Havenner, Katherine Adams, and Justin Ng.  2010.  “Premium Sex: Factors Influencing the Negotiated Price of Unprotected Sex by Female Sex Workers in Mexico.”  Journal of Applied Economics.  XIII(1): 67-90.