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Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 12:25pm to 1:25pmVirtual Event
The Program in International Nutrition in the Division of Nutritional Sciences is pleased to host Samantha Huey, Ph.D., post-doctoral fellow in the Mehta Research Group in the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell.
Sam received her B.S. in Biology with minors in Nutrition & Global Diseases from Cedar Crest College (Allentown, PA) in 2013, and her PhD in Nutritional Sciences from Cornell University in 2020, concentrating in International Nutrition with minors in Epidemiology and Immunology & Infectious Diseases (committee chair: Saurabh Mehta). During her graduate work, Sam spent several semesters and summers in the urban slums of Mumbai, India to prepare for and coordinate the iron-biofortified pearl millet trial (see ClinicalTrials.gov ID: NCT02233764). Her dissertation focused on determinants of nutritional status, the gut microbiota, and immune response to measles in children participating in this trial. During her PhD as well as her postdoc, Sam has also focused on conducting systematic and narrative literature reviews to synthesize evidence on vitamin A and HIV, vitamin D and stunting, and diet and the gut microbiome. Currently, Sam continues to examine the Mumbai trial data, focusing on nutritional status, microbiome and immune function.
Title: Nutrition & Gut Microbiome in Children