Lora Iannotti


  • Nutrition Advisor


Email: liannotti@wustl.edu

Lora Iannotti serves as the Fish Innovation Lab’s nutrition advisor, supporting activities with technical contributions on nutrition objectives and methods.

Iannotti is a professor of public health at Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis and founding director of the E3 Nutrition Lab. Her lab aims to identify nutrition solutions that embrace principles embodied in the three E’s: equity, environment, and evolution. Iannotti leads projects in Ecuador, Haiti, and Madagascar where she collaborates with local partners to test innovative approaches to achieving sustainable, healthy dietary patterns that improve young child growth and brain development. Her research related to animal-source foods—including fish—has informed the global discourse on nutrition equity, climate change, and planetary boundaries. She is also the director of planetary health for the newly launched Center for the Environment at Washington University in St. Louis.

Additionally, Iannotti serves on global working groups to inform policy on maternal and child nutrition, and she was a member of the World Health Organization (WHO) Guidelines Development Group for Complementary Feeding. For the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, she serves as a consultant for initiatives related to animal source foods and human health. Previously with the Fish Innovation Lab, Iannotti was the cross-cutting theme lead for nutrition and Lead PI on the Samaki Salama activity in Kenya.

Iannotti received her doctorate from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health and a master's in foreign affairs from the University of Virginia.

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