Research in other countries provides opportunities for substantially enriching our
understanding of health problems and solutions through engaging with environments
and systems both similar to and different from those in the U.S. Global nutrition
is a comprehensive look at nutritional status and determinants across various populations
Current Novel Research Efforts
Improving the growth, develoment, feeding care, and survival of infants and young
Understanding how to advance programs and policies for improving nutrition and development.
Associated Affiliate Scholars
Blake, Christine, Ph.D., RD .
Frongillo, Edward, Ph.D.
Hebert, James, Ph.D.
Larson, Leila, Ph.D., MPH
Liese, Angela, Ph.D.
Liu, Jihong, Sc.D.
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Frongillo EA, Nguyen PH, Moore S, Arabi M. Factor structure and equivalence of maternal resources for care in Bangladesh, Vietnam,
and Ethiopia. Maternal and Child Health Journal, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10995-020-03100-4.
Frongillo EA, Nguyen PH, Moore S, Arabi M. Maternal resources for care are associated with child growth and early childhood development
in Bangladesh and Vietnam. Child Care Health Dev. 2021;10.1111/cch.12911. doi:10.1111/cch.12911
Blake CE, Frongillo EA, Warren AM, Constantinides SV, Rampalli K, Bhandari S. Elaborating the science of food choice for rapidly changing food systems in low-and
middle-income countries. Global Food Security. 28:100503, 2021. doi.org/10.1016/j.gfs.2021.100503.
Davis RE, Appiah LT, Moore S, Merchant AT . The Influence of Religious Participation and Use of Traditional Medicine on Type 2
Diabetes Control in Urban Ghana. J Relig Health (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10943-021-01187-9
Carducci B, Oh C, Roth DE, Neufeld L,
Frongillo EA, L’Abbe MR, Fanzo J, Herforth A, Sellen DW, Bhutta ZA. Gaps and priorities in assessment of food environments for children and adolescents
in low- and middle- income countries. Nature Food 2:396-403, 2021. doi.org/10.1038/s43016-021-00299-5
Constantinides SV, Turner C, Frongillo EA, Bhandari S, Reyes LI, Blake CE. Using a global food environment framework to understand relationships with food choice
in diverse low- and middle-income countries. Global Food Security, 2021, 100511.
Frongillo EA, Blake CE. Terminal logic behavior and strategic defection of governmental officials during presidential
transitions in Guatemala: Implications for the sustainability of food and nutrition
security policy. Current Developments in Nutritionorg/10.1093/cdn/nzaa161, 2020.
Flores, JC, Gracia-:avedan E, Benavente Y, Amiano P, Romaguera D, Costas L, Robles
C, Gonzalez-Barca E, Banda E, Alonso E, Aymerich M, Campo E, Dierssen-Sotos T, Marcos-Gragera
R, Rodriguez-Suares MM, Solans M, Gimeno E, Martin PG, Aragones N, Shivappa N,
Hebert JR, Pollan M, Kogevinas M, Sanjose S, Castono-Vinyals G, Casabonne D. The Dietary Inflammatory Index and Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia in the MCC Spain Study.
Nutrients. 2020. doi:10.3390/nu12010048
Frongillo EA, Escobar-Alegria JL. Advancing use of nutrition knowledge to improve practice by policy and program communities
in India during a political transition. Current Developments in Nutrition. nzab120, 2021. doi.org/10.1093/cdn/nzab120
Han Y-Y, Jerschow E, Forno E, Hua S, Mossavar-Rahmani Y, Perreira K, Sotres-Alvarez
D, Afshar M, Punjabi NM, Thyagariajan B, Shivappa N,
Hebert JR, Kaplan RC, Celedon JC. Dietary Patterns, Asthma, and Lung Function in the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study
of Latinos (HCHS/SOL). Annals of the American Thoracic Society. May 2019. doi:10.1513/annalsats.201908-629oc.
Hatcher AM, Weiser SD, Cohen CR, Hagey J, Weke E, Burger R, Wekesa P, Sheira L,
Frongillo EA, Bukusi EA. Food insecurity and intimate partner violence among HIV-positive individuals in rural
Kenya. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2020.06.025, 2020.
Hess SY, McLain AC,
Frongillo EA, Afshin A, Kassebaum NJ, Osendarp SJM, Atkin R, Rawat R, Brown KH. Challenges for estimating the global prevalence of micronutrient deficiencies and
related disease burden: A case study of the Global Burden of Disease Study. Current Developments in Nutrition. nzab141, 2021.
Frongillo EA, Warren AM, Kulkarni S. Subjective well-being and domestic violence among ultra-poor women in rural Bangladesh:
Findings from a multifaceted poverty alleviation program. Journal of Family and Economic Issues doi.org/10.1007/s10834-021-09801-4
Jáuregui A, White CM, Vanderlee L, Hall MG, Contreras-Manzano A, Nieto C, Sacks G,
Thrasher JF, Hammond D, Barquera S. Impact of front-of-pack labels on the perceived healthfulness of a sweetened fruit
drink: a randomized experiment in 5 countries. Public Health Nutrition. 2021:1-36. doi:10.1017/S1368980021004535
Jensen ML, Gonzalez W, Bolaños-Palmieri C, Monge-Rojas R,
Frongillo EA. Implementation of a regulatory food policy to reduce availability of energy-dense
foods in Costa Rican high schools. Public Health Nutr. 2021;1-13. doi:10.1017/S1368980021003013
Kachwaha S, Nguyen PH, Tran LM, Avula R, Young MF, Ghosh S, Forissier T, Escobar-Alegria
J, Sharma PK,
Frongillo EA, Menon P. Specificity Matters: Unpacking Impact Pathways of Individual Interventions within
Bundled Packages Helps Interpret the Limited Impacts of a Maternal Nutrition Intervention
in India. J Nutr. 2021;nxab390. doi:10.1093/jn/nxab390
Frongillo EA, Cunningham K, Moore S, Blake CE. Gendered Intrahousehold Bargaining Power is Associated with Child Nutritional Status
in Nepal. J Nutr. 2021;nxaa399. doi:10.1093/jn/nxaa399
Larson LM, Braat S, Hasan MI , et al. Preanalytic and analytic factors affecting the measurement of haemoglobin concentration:
impact on global estimates of anaemia prevalence. BMJ Global Health 2021; 6: Lopez-Pentecost M, Crane TE, Garcia DO, Kohler LN, Wertheim BC,
Hebert JR, Steck SE, Shivappa N, Santiago-Torres M, Neuhouser ML, Hatsu IE, Snetselaar L, Datta M, Kroenke
CH, Sarto GE, Thomson CA. Role of dietary patterns and acculturation in cancer risk and mortality among postmenopausal
Hispanic women: results from the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI). Journal of Public Health. 2020. doi:10.1007/s10389-020-01342-8
Frongillo EA, Unisa S, et al. Effect of Differences in Month and Location of Measurement in Estimating Prevalence
and Trend of Wasting and Stunting in India in 2005-2006 and 2015-2016. Curr Dev Nutr. 2020;4(6). Published 2020 May 23. doi:10.1093/cdn/nzaa092.
Frongillo EA, Weke E, Burger R, Wekesa P, Sheira LA, Mocello AR, Bukusi E, Otieno P, Cohen CR,
Weiser SD, Young SL. Household water and food insecurity are positively associated with poor mental and
physical health among adults living with HIV in western Kenya . Journal of Nutrition. nxab030, 2021. doi.org/10.1093/jn/nxab030.
Frongillo EA, Corella-Madueño MA, Quizán-Plata T. Food Insecurity Was Associated with Lower Fruits and Vegetables Consumption but Not
with Overweight and Obesity in Children from Mexican Fishing Communities. Ecology of Food and Nutrition. November 2020:1-16. doi:10.1080/03670244.2020.1737042.
Nagata JM, Miller JD, Cohen CR,
Frongillo EA, Weke E, Burger R, Wekesa P, Sheira LA, Mocello AR, Otieno P, Butler LM, Bukusi EA,
Weiser SD, Young SL. Water insecurity is associated with lack of viral suppression and greater odds of
AIDS-defining illnesses among adults with HIV in western Kenya. AIDS and Behavior 2021.org/10.1007/s10461-021-03410-w
Nguyen TT, Darnell A, Weissman A, Cashin J, Withers M, Mathisen R, Lapping K, Mastro
Frongillo EA. National nutrition strategies that focus on maternal, infant, and young child nutrition
in Southeast Asia do not consistently align with regional and international recommendations. Maternal & Child Nutrition e12937, doi.org/10.1111/mcn.12937, 2020.
Nguyen T, Hajeebhoy N, Li J, Do CT, Mathisen R,
Frongillo EA. Community support model on breastfeeding and complementary feeding practices in remote
areas in Vietnam: implementation, cost, and effectiveness. International Journal for Equity in Health 20:121, 2021. doi.org/10.1186/s12939-021-01451-0
Nguyen PH, Kachwaha S, Pant A, Tran LM, Avula R, Young MF, Ghosh S, Sharma PK, Escobar-Alegria
J, Forissier T, Patil S,
Frongillo EA, Menon P. Strengthening nutrition interventions in antenatal care services affects dietary intake,
micronutrient intake, gestational weight gain, and breastfeeding in Uttar Pradesh,
India: Results of a cluster-randomized program evaluation. Journal of Nutritionorg/10.1093/jn/nxab131, 2021.
Nguyen PH, Kachwaha S, Pant A, Tran LM, Walia M, Ghosh S, Sharmaa PK, Escobar-Alegria
Frongillo EA, Menon P, Avula R. COVID-19 Disrupted Provision and Utilization of Health and Nutrition Services in Uttar
Pradesh, India: Insights from Service Providers, Household Phone Surveys, and Administrative
Data. J Nutr. 2021;nxab135. doi:10.1093/jn/nxab135
Nguyen PH, Kim SS, Tran LM, Menon P,
Frongillo EA. Early breastfeeding practices contribute to increased exclusive breastfeeding in Bangladesh,
Vietnam, and Ethiopia. Maternal & Child Nutrition. doi.org/10.1111/mcn.13012, 2020.
Nolan MS, Murray KO, Mejia R, Hotez PJ, Mondragon MJV, Rodriguez S, Palacios JR, Contreras
WEM, Lynn MK,
Torres ME, Escobar MCM. Elevated Pediatric Chagas Disease Burden Complicated by Concomitant Intestinal Parasites
and Malnutrition in El Salvador. Trop Med Infect Dis. 2021;6(2):72. Published 2021 May 7. doi:10.3390/tropicalmed6020072
Pakravan-Charvadeh MR, Vatanparast H,
Frongillo EA, Khakpour M, Flora C. The assessment of an extended set of socio-economic determinants to explain anxiety
and uncertainty, insufficient quality, and food intake of Afghan refugees. Public Health Nutrition 1-31, 2021. doi.org/10.1017/S1368980021004043
Pappaport AI, Karakochuck CD, Hess SY, Whitehead RD, Namaste SM, Dary O, Parker ME,
Larson LM, Newton S, Wegmuller R, Moorthy D. Variability in haemoglobin concentration by measurement tool and blood source: an
analysis from seven countries. Journal of Clinical Pathology. doi: 10.1136/jclinpath-2020-206717
Quizán-Plata T, Carrasco-Miranda JG, Murillo-Castillo KD, Corella-Madueño MAG, López-Teros
Frongillo EA. Determinants and consequences of food insecurity in artisanal fishing families from
the coastal community of Sonora, Mexico. Food and Nutrition Bulletinorg/10.1177/0379572120965874, 2020.
Reyes LI, Constantinides SV, Bhandari S, Frongillo EA, Schreinemachers P, Wertheim-Heck S, Walls H, Holdsworth M, Laar A, Nguyen T, Turner
C, Wellard K, Blake CE. Actions in global nutrition initiatives to promote sustainable healthy diets. Global Food Security, 2021, 100585. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gfs.2021.100585.
Reyes LI, Frongillo EA, Moore S, Blake CE, Gonzalez W, Bonvecchio A. Functions of social networks in maternal food choice for children in Mexico. Maternal & Child Nutrition. e13263, 2021. doi.org/10.1111/mcn.13263
Suzuki K, Shivappa N, Kawado M, Yamada H, Hashimoto S, Wakai K, Iso H, Okada E, Fuji
Hebert JR, Tamakoshi A. Association between dietary inflammatory index and serum C-reactive protein concentrations
in the Japan Collaborative Cohort Study. Nagoya J. Med. Sci. 2020;82: 237-249. doi:10.18999/nagjms.82.2.237
Weaver RG, Tenório MCM, Brazendale K, Beets MW. Clusters of non-dietary obesogenic behaviors among adolescents in Brazil: a latent
profile analysis. International Journal of Public Health. 2020. doi:10.1007/s00038-020-01418-y.
Frongillo EA, Warren AM, Chitiyo V, Cifarelli AK, Fyalkowski S; Pauline V. Development and assessment of feasibility of a community-based peer support intervention
to mitigate social isolation and stigma of adolescent motherhood in Harare, Zimbabwe. Pilot and Feasibility Studies. 7:110, 2021. doi.org/10.1186/s40814-021-00832-0
Veronese N, Cisternino AM, Shivappa N,
Hebert JR, Notarnicola M, Reddavide R, Inguaggiato R, Guerra V, Logroscino A, Rotolo O, Chiloiro
M, Leandro G, De Leonardis G, Tutino V, Misciagna G, Fontana L, Caruso MG. Dietary inflammatory index and mortality: a cohort longitudinal study in a Mediterranean
area. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics. December 2019. doi:10.1111/jhn.12701.
Whittle HJ, Leddy AM, Shieh J, Tien PC, Ofotokun I, Adimora AA, Turan JM,
Frongillo EA, Turan B, Weiser SD. Precarity and health: Theorizing the intersection of multiple material-need insecurities,
stigma, and illness among women in the United States. Social Science & Medicine 245: doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2019.112683, 2019.
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