Schmall, Alexandria

School of Public Health - International Health (Human Nutrition)

Cambodia

In Cambodia, over 30% of children are stunted and 14% of women are underweight, with the highest burden among low-income, subsistence farming families1. Due to suboptimal agricultural practices and seasonal food shortages, food insecurity is high and dietary diversity is low.2 Though women perform most household and agricultural tasks, they have little influence over household food expenditures and other purchases, which can negatively affect household nutritional status.2 While women-centered, nutrition-sensitive agriculture interventions have proven to be successful at increasing household food security and dietary diversity in Cambodia, there is little evidence about how these programs have affected women’s time use, home-garden productivity or fruit and vegetable intake among women and children.3,8 To address these questions, I will partner with an international NGO, Helen Keller International, to quantitatively evaluate how their Enhanced Homestead Food Production model influences these outcomes.

People

Joanne Katz, ScD MS,BSc

Associate Chair, Director of Academic Programs

Robert Bollinger Jr., MD MPH

Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education (CCGHE); Associate Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Global...

Noreen Hynes, MD MPH

Director, Geographic Medicine Center of the Division of Infectious Diseases

Stefan Baral, MD MPH,MBA,MSc

Director, Key Populations Program

Caitlin Kennedy, PhD MPH,BA

Co-Director, MPH concentration in Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health; Associate Director, Center for Qualitative...

Yukari C. Manabe, MD

Associate Director of Global Health Research and Innovation
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Projects

Building an Enabling Environment for Vaccines in India...

This project, now in its second phase, aims to create an enabling environment for vaccines in India and contribute to...

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Nutrition Innovation Lab

"Poshan", which means good nutrition in Nepali is ongoing research that involves two interlinked large-scale research studies...

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Mpilonhle

Mpilonhle brings multi-dimensional services to adolescents in rural South Africa. Its objective is to reduce the very high...

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Identification and Enumeration of Pathogens in Drinking...

CWH researchers are using polymerase chain reaction and mass spectrometry technologies to develop a microbial isolation and...

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