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Johns Hopkins: Student and 2018 Gerber Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship Featured in American Society of Nutrition Q&A

Ms. Monica Pasqualino, a third-year PhD candidate in the Human Nutrition Program at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and recipient of the 2018 Gerber Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship, was recently featured in an interview with the American Society of Nutrition. The Johns Hopkins Human Nutrition Program sits in the Bloomberg School Department of International Health.

In the Q&A, Ms. Pasqualino discusses her dissertation research. Working with advisor Dr. Amanda Palmer, assistant professor in the Department of International Health, Ms. Pasqualino is serving as a graduate research assistant in a randomized controlled trial assessing the impact of protein supplementation on infant growth in northwestern Bangladesh. She is completing her dissertation research under the same trial. The goal of her dissertation research is to strengthen the evidence base for programs promoting regular intake of animal-source foods during the complementary feeding period in low- and middle-income countries, with a focus on egg consumption among infants and young children.

Ms. Pasqualino also notes in the Q&A that she will be presenting research at the Nutrition 2019 Conference being held July 5 – 11 in Baltimore. The research involves an analysis of national trends in the prevalence of anemia and the stability of factors associated with anemia among preschool-aged children in Nepal, where child anemia remains a significant public health problem.

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