Confronting Hidden Hunger: How Fish Can Fill Health Gaps Around the World

9 Feb 6:00 pm

Turner A. Wingo Auditorium, Old Main Academic Center, Mississippi State University

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Lora Iannotti is an Associate Professor in public health and Director of the E3 Nutrition Lab at Washington University in St. Louis. She works to identify environmentally sustainable, evolutionarily appropriate, and economically affordable nutrition solutions globally. An expert in maternal and child nutrition and nutrient deficiencies related to poverty and infectious disease, Iannotti leads projects in Ecuador, Haiti, and Kenya where she collaborates with local partners on innovative programs.

She received her PhD from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health and MA in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia. Prior to pursuing her PhD, she worked for over 10 years with the United Nations and NGOs on nutrition and food security programs and policy. Iannotti serves as the Nutrition lead for the USAID-funded Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Fish at Mississippi State University.

Her talk will interest students across disciplines, schools, and divisions, including agricultural economics, anthropology, arts and sciences, DAFVM, gender studies, human sciences, MAFES, nutrition, political science, and sociology.

Sponsored by: Social Science Research Center and Global Center for Aquatic Health and Food Security