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International/Global Health

The international research program utilizes randomized controlled trials to test new hypotheses directed to improving maternal and offspring nutrition and health and stable isotope metabolic studies to advance understanding of micronutreient homeostasis.

Nancy F. Krebs, MD, MS

Currently co-directing a pre-conception maternal nutrition intervention trial in 4 low resource countries (India, Pakistan, DR Congo, Guatemala); outcomes will include those of public health interest plus extensive maternal & infant biological phenotyping

K. Michael Hambidge, MD, ScD

​​Primary focus is on research related to the WOMEN FIRST project with participating sites in DRC, Guatemala, India and Pakistan. The project is an RCT of maternal nutrition interventions with a wide range of outcomes both maternal and offspring up to 2 years of age.  
Sarah Borengasser, PhD
​Early origins of obesity and epigenetic influences

Rebecca Lander, PhD

Assessment of dietary intakes in low-resource environments through development of local food composition databases, with a special focus on vulnerable women and children

Katherine A. Sauder, PhD

​Behavioral interventions to improve diabetes risk factors in American Indian children