Seminars 2019-2020

The Institute for Global Nutrition weekly seminar is a forum to discuss new research and topics related to global nutrition. Seminars are held Wednesdays from 12:10-1:00 pm in the Foster Room (1138 Meyer Hall). They are open to the public and students may register for academic credit (NUT 291 section 1). The current seminar schedule is below. Videos of seminars will be posted after the event as they become available. Seminars from previous academic years are available via the left hand side menu. This page will contain the current academic year of seminars (Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020).

Fall 2020

Webinar Discussions

10/7/20 and 10/21/20

USDA 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee: Draft Report Meeting Chapters 1-7


International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) /Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) Food Systems Dashboard

11/18/20 and 12/9/20

Micronutrient Forum Sessions


Spring 2020 - Canceled


Winter 2020 Reina Engle-Stone professional picture


Reina Engle-Stone, PhD 

Assistant Professor, Department of Nutrition, UC Davis
Paper Discussion: Lancet Series on the the Double Burden of Malnutrition--Papers 1 and 2

Popkin BM, Corvalan C, Grummer-Strawn LM. Dynamics of the Double Burden of Malnutrition and the Changing Nutrition Reality.

Wells JC, Sawaya AL, Wibaek R, et al. The Double Burden of Malnutrition: Aetiological Pathways and Consequences for Health. Lancet. 2019


1/15/2020Hanqi Luo head shot

Hanqi Luo, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Nutrition, UC Davis                       
Streamlining Dietary Assessment with the UCD /National Cancer Institute SIMPLE Macro



Jennie Davis, MS, RDN

PhD Candidate, Graduate Group in International Nutrition, UC Davis                       Jennie Davis, head shot
Paper Discussion: Lancent Series on the Double Burden of Malnutrition--Papers 3 and 4

Hawkes C, Ruel MT, Salm L, Sinclair B, Branca F. Double Duty Actions: Seizing programme and Policy Opportunities to Address Malnutrition in all Its Forms.

Nugent R, Levin C, Hale J, Hutchinson B. Economic Effects of the Double Burden of Malnutrition. Lancet 2019


1/29/2020   Lawrence Haddad, professional photo

Lawrence Haddad, PhD

Executive Director, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)
2018 World Food Prize Laureate    
Moving Towards a Healthier Food System




2/12/2020   Michele La Merrill, professional photo

Michele La Merrill, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Toxicology, UC Davis
Exposure to Persistent Organic Pollutants and Their Relationship to Hepatic Fat and Insulin Insensitivity Among Asian Indian Immigrants in the United States



2/19/2020          Kathryn Dewey, head shot 2019

Kathryn Dewey, PhD

Distinguished Professor, Department of Nutrition, UC Davis 
Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS) for Prevention of Malnutrition During the First 1,000 Days: An Individual Participant Data Analysis to Evaluate Who Benefits Most.
Part 1: Characteristics That Modify the Effects of LNS on Child Growth



2/26/2020          Christine McDonald & Melissa Young Professional Photos                                                           

Christine McDonald, PhD

Assistant Scientist, Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute   

Melissa Young, PhD

Assistant Professor, Global Health, Emory University
New Findings from the BRINDA Project: Adjusting Biomarkers of Zinc,
Vitamin B12, and Folate Inflammation   




3/11/2020 Beth Prado, professional picture

Beth Prado, Phd                                               

Assistant Professor, Department of Nutrition, UC Davis

K. Ryan Wessells, PhD

Assistant Project Scientist, Department of Nutrition, UC Davis                               Ryan Wessells professional picture
Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS) for Prevention of Malnutrition During the First 1,000 Days: An Individual Participant Data Analysis to Evaluate Who Benefits Most.   
Part 2: Characteristics That Modify the Effects of LNS on Child Anemia and Iron Status and Child Development



Fall 2019

Christine Stewart9/25/2019

Christine Stewart, PhD 

Interim Director of the Institute for Global Nutrition
Launch of the Institute for Global Nutrition
Seminar Video


Elizabeth Prado10/2/2019

Elizabeth Prado, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Nutrition, UC Davis
Meta-analysis of interventions on child growth and development in low and middle-income countries
Seminar Video


Riley Hughes10/9/2019

Riley Hughes, PhD Candidate

Graduate Group in Nutritional Biology, UC Davis
Discussion of Gehrig et al, “Effects of microbiota-directed foods in gnotobiotic animals and undernourished children” Science, 2019. DOI: 10.1126/science.aau4732


Jacqueline Monteiro10/16/2019

Jacqueline Monteiro, PhD

Associate Professor, University of São Paulo, Brazil
A comprehensive approach to analyze aggregated health data with individual variability
Seminar Video


Lindsay Allen10/23/2019

Lindsay Allen, PhD

Director, USDA Western Human Nutrition Research Center
Maternal vitamin B12 status and lactation: observations and interventions
Seminar Video


Catherine Brinkley10/30/2019

Catherine Brinkley, VMD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Community and Regional Development
Food Deserts: Reviewing a Decade of Spatial Food Policy
Seminar Video


Christine Stewart11/6/2019

Christine Stewart, PhD

Interim Director of the Institute for Global Nutrition
Lipid-based nutrient supplements and all-cause mortality in children 6-24 months of age: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
Seminar Video

Amer Fayad11/13/2019

Amer Fayad, PhD

Western Integrated Pest Management Center, UC Agriculture and Natural Resources
Under the Lens of Science, Policy, and Public Perception: adoption of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategies increases food security in the developing world

Seminar Video

Christine Diepenbrock11/20/2019

Christine Diepenbrock, PhD

Assistant Professor, Plant Sciences, UC Davis
Opportunities and challenges in plant breeding for nutritional quality

Seminar Video



Day before Thanksgiving

12/4/2019Clare Gupta

Clare Gupta, PhD

Assistant Public Policy Specialist, Community & Regional Development, UC Davis

Nutrition Science Through the Looking-Glass: An Exploratory Study of How Lived Experiences Shape Engagement with Scientific Information

Seminar Video