Researchers

Researchers

Sika M. Kumordzie

  • Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Nutrition
Dr. Kumordzie’s research interests are in the areas of life cycle nutrition i.e. the effects of poor nutrition and improved nutrition through supplementation on women of childbearing age, pregnancy and birth outcomes, child growth, and risk of later chronic disease in developing country settings; improving local food systems and quality of diet in low and middle income countries; nutrition transition and health outcomes; and quantitative methods for nutritional assessment.

Taryn J. Smith, Ph.D.

  • Affiliated Research Associate, Department of Nutrition
Dr. Smith’s research interests include more fully understanding the effects of nutrition on health outcomes in population groups at risk of nutritional deficiencies, particularly infants, children, adolescents and pregnant women, and nutritional interventions and public health strategies targeted at these population groups to improve health and nutritional status and to avoid deficiencies.

Haiying Yuan, PhD

  • Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Nutrition
Dr. Yuan’s research interests focus on developing tablet-based experimental tasks to measure children’s developmental outcomes in low and middle-income countries, assessing psychometric properties of new assessment tools, and investigating the interaction effects among multiple risk factors (i.e., malnutrition, pre-term birth, maternal depression, and home environment, etc.) and resilience factors on child development in LMICs.