Seminars 2016-2017


Spring 2017

Carrie waterman4/5/17

Carrie Waterman

Assistant Researcher, Dept. of Nutrition, UC Davis     
Moringa Project Update: From Communities to Commercial Products
Seminar Video


Jody Miller4/12/17

Jody Miller

Assistant Visiting Project Scientist, Dept. of Nutrition, UC Davis
Seminar Video


Ameer Taha4/19/17

Ameer Taha

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Food Science and Technology, UC Davis    
Quantitative methods to address whole body docosahexaenoic acid requirements in relation to liver synthesis-secretion rates



Cancelled - No Seminar


Angela Zivkovic5/3/17

Angela Zivkovic

Assistant Professor, Department of Nutrition, UC Davis    
Milk composition is associated with growth and morbidity outcomes via the gut microbiota in Gambian infants
Seminar Video


Nazmul Huda5/10/17

Nazmul Huda

Ph.D. Candidate, Dept. of Nutrition, UC Davis    
Infant stool microbiota at the time of vaccination, at 6 weeks of age, is associated with vaccines responses measured at 2 years of age



Wendi Gosliner5/17/17

Wendi Gosliner

Director, Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Research and Evaluation Unit, Nutrition Policy Institute, UC Davis 
Improving community nutrition in the United States: opportunities and challenges of current national investments  
Seminar Video


Jane Heinig5/24/17

Jane Heinig

Academic Administrator, Department of Nutrition, and Director & International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, Human Lactation Center, UC Davis   
Mothers’ Minds: Understanding and Influencing Toddler Feeding Decisions in Low-income US Women


Christine Stewart5/31/17

Christine Stewart

Associate Professor, Department of Nutrition, UC Davis
Professor and Engineer, Dept. of Food Science and Technology, UC Davis
Breastfeeding practice reporting bias in a randomized controlled trial of infant and young child feeding messages in Kenya   



Pizza and discussion    


Winter 2017

Christine McDonald1/11/17

Christine McDonald

Assistant Scientist & Deputy Director, IZiNCG, Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute  
Gut biomarkers and child growth in the context of EED in Tanzania
Seminar Video


Julian Alston1/18/17    

Julian Alston

Distinguished Professor, Agricultural and Resource Economics, UC Davis    
Linkages between US Farm policy and obesity trends
Seminar Video


David Killilea1/25/17

David Killilea

Staff Scientist, Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute    
Strategies for Assessing Biomarkers of Zinc Status: Application of Dried Blood Spots
Seminar Video


Jesse Anttila-Hughes2/1/17

Jesse Anttila-Hughes

Assistant Professor, Economics, University of San Francisco    
Did Nestle's introduction of infant formula into low- and middle-income countries raise infant mortality?


Christine Stewart2/8/17

Christine Stewart

PICN Faculty Member, UC Davis
WASH Benefits Child Development Results


Travis Lybbert2/15/17

Travis Lybbert    

Professor, UC Davis Agricultural and Resource Economics
Parental Perceptions of Child Growth Outcomes from the iLiNS Burkina Faso Trial
Seminar Video


Elizabeth Prado2/22/17    

Elizabeth Prado  

PICN Faculty Member, UC Davis
Integrating Nutrition and Child Development Interventions


Lia Fernald3/1/17

Lia Fernald

Associate Professor, Publich Health Nutrition, Community Health & Human Development, UC Berkeley
Promoting early child development through nurturing care: An overview of the 2016 Lancet series on Early Child Development


Sophia Moore3/8/17

Sophie Moore   

Senior Lecturer, King's College, London, United Kingdom
Early life nutritional programming of health and disease in The Gambia
Seminar Video


Kendra Byrd3/15/17

Kendra Byrd

Postdoctoral Scholar, Nutrition Department, UC Davis
The impact of a nutrition intervention on infant and young child feeding practices in Kenyan infants, and the associations between hemoglobinopathies, environmental enteropathy, and hepcidin concentration in Kenyan and Bangladeshi children


Fall 2016

Christine Stewart, Reina Engle-Stone, Kay dewey9/21/16

Christine Stewart, Reina Engle-Stone, Kay Dewey

Research Overviews by PICN Faculty
(seminar not recorded)


Charles Stephensen, Carrie Waterman9/28/2016

Charles Stephensen, Carrie Waterman

Research Overviews by PICN Faculty
(seminar not recorded)


Shawn Baker10/5/2016

Shawn Baker

Director of Nutrition Team, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Reflections on getting to SDG2
Location change: WHNRC Conference Room
Seminar Video


Sonja Hess, Ryan Wessells, Steve Vosti10/12/2016

Sonja Hess, Ryan Wessells, Steve Vosti

Research Overviews by PICN Faculty
(Video to be posted after seminar)


Reina Engle-Stone and Susana Matias10/19/2016

Reina Engle-Stone and Susana Matias

  • Predictors of anemia among women and preschool children in settings with varying burdens of infectious disease
  • Prenatal and postnatal supplementation with lipid-based nutrient supplements reduced anemia and iron deficiency in young Bangladeshi children

Seminar Video (Matias talk only)


Andrew Machado10/26/16

Andrew Machado

NIH Fogarty Fellow, Ph.D. Student, Dept. of Nutrition
Chronic disease outcomes after severe acute malnutrition in Malawian children (ChroSAM): a cohort study


Laura Dick and Steve Vosti11/2/2016

Laura Dick and Steve Vosti

Laura Dick, Ph.D. Student, UC Davis Agriculture & Resource Economics and Steve Vosti, UC Davis PICN Faculty
Market Characteristics and Child Health in Rural Burkina Faso: Preliminary Results and their Policy Implications


Ken Brown11/9/2016

Ken Brown

Professor Emeritus, UC Davis, and Senior Program Officer & Initiative Lead, Nutrition, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Title of talk TBD


Steve Vosti and Katie Adams11/16/2016

Steve Vosti and Katie Adams

UC Davis PICN Faculty
Cost of Hunger in Ghana: An Assessment of Methodologies and Assumptions


Muzi Na11/23/2016

Muzi Na, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Scholar, Dept. of Nutrition
Combining Intensive Counseling by Frontline Workers with a Nationwide Mass Media Campaign Has Large Differential Impacts on Complementary Feeding Practices but Not on Child Growth: Results of a Cluster-Randomized Program Evaluation in Bangladesh


Christine Stewart11/30/16

Christine Stewart

Associate Professor, Dept. of Nutrition, PICN Faculty
The impact of water, sanitation, handwashing, and nutrition on child growth and health outcomes: Results from the WASH Benefits trial