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Thursday, September 15 • 10:30am - 12:30pm
Using Data to Improve Nutrition Policy, Programming, Accountability

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From the global to the individual, this interactive session will discuss how nutrition open data can facilitate achievement of SDG 2 by improving food/nutrition policies, nutrition programming and the monitoring of nutrition goals. Participants will learn about current global nutrition status, newly released data sets, and game-changing interventions.

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Paula Hunker

Director of Strategy and Policy, HSI, Auburn University
Paula Hunker is the Director of Strategy and Policy for the Hunger Solutions Institute at Auburn University. She was posted to Auburn University by WFP to serve as a Senior Policy Advisor, representing the United Nation’s World Food Programme in their joint fight against hunger. She works closely with Dean June Henton and her team in supporting Universities Fighting World Hunger (UFWH) and also building the Hunger Solutions Institute as a... Read More →

Sebastian Mhatre

Data Innovation Lead, D4D team, DFID

Session Speaker
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Cathleen Cisse

Project Manger (INDDEX), Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts
Cathleen Cissé is the Project Manager for the INDDEX Project. Cathleen has experience implementing community health and research programs, as well as providing direct service to improve the health and well-being of vulnerable populations in the US and Sub-Saharan Africa.  Cathleen has worked on nutrition programming with HKI, UNICEF, and CRS in Guinea, Mali, Niger, and Madagascar. Prior to joining the INDDEX Project, Ms... Read More →
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Brooke Colaiezzi

Assistant Researcher (INDDEX), Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts
Brooke Colaiezzi is an Assistant Researcher on the INDDEX Project at the Friedman School, where she will focus the development of tools for the collection, processing, and analysis of individual dietary assessment data.  She will support the testing of these tools in the field and developing guidance and training materials for their use.  Prior to joining INDDEX, Brooke worked as a consultant on a variety of research initiatives... Read More →
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Shenggen Fan

Shenggen Fan has been director general of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) since 2009.Dr Fan joined IFPRI in 1995 as a research fellow, conducting extensive research on pro-poor development strategies in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. He led IFPRI’s program on public investment before becoming the director of the Institute’s Development Strategy and Governance Division in 2005. He is one of the Champions of... Read More →
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David Gustafson

Director, CIMSANS, ILSI Research Foundation
Dave Gustafson serves as Director for ILSI Research Foundation’s Center for Integrated Modeling of Sustainable Agriculture and Nutrition Security (CIMSANS), which helps food systems meet nutrition needs in more sustainable ways. CIMSANS leads partnerships on novel food system modeling methods, better informing adaptation to the increasing impacts of climate change, extreme events and resource scarcity on sustainable nutrition security... Read More →
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Anna Herforth

Adjunct Associate Research Scientist, Columbia University
Anna Herforth is a senior researcher and consultant specializing in the links between agriculture, food systems and nutrition. She holds a Ph.D. in international nutrition from Cornell University, M.S. in food policy from Tufts University, and a B.S. in plant science from Cornell University. She is currently an adjunct Associate Research Scientist at Columbia University, and a consultant for the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and... Read More →
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Suneetha Kadiyala

Senior Lecturer in Nutrition-Sensitive Development, London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygeine
Suneetha Kadiyala is the Principal Investigator of IMMANA (Innovative Methods and Metrics for Agriculture and Nutrition Actions), DFID’s partnership to stimulate the development and application of scientifically sound methods and metrics in agriculture, health and nutrition research. She is the Principal Investigator of a research programme integrating maternal and child nutrition objectives into a participatory low-cost video driven... Read More →
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Rachel Lambert

Interim Deputy Chief Scientific Adviser, Department for International Development
Rachel Lambert is a Senior Livelihoods Adviser in DFID’s Agriculture Research team in the Research and Evidence Division. DFID commissions and funds agricultural research to: develop new agriculture technologies, test interventions and delivery mechanisms, and develop a deeper understanding of the context that influences the success of investments in agriculture development. Rachel leads on several of DFID’s research programs in... Read More →
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Samuel Myers

Senior Research Scientist, Harvard University
Samuel S. Myers is a Senior Research Scientist at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health who works at the intersection of human health and global environmental change.  He received his B.A. from Harvard College, his M.D. from Yale, performed his residency in internal medicine at the University of California, San Francisco and received his MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health.  He is also an Instructor of Medicine at... Read More →
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Pamela Starke-Reed

Deputy Administrator, ARS/USDA
Pamela Starke-Reed, Ph.D., is the Deputy Administrator for Nutrition, Food Safety and Quality at the Agricultural Research Service (ARS), USDA. Dr. Starke-Reed also serves as the Ethics Officer and Scientific Integrity Officer for ARS. Prior to ARS she served at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as Deputy Director of the Division of Nutrition Research Coordination and coordinated the ongoing nutritional sciences, obesity and Physical... Read More →
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Alastair Summerlee

Professor, President Emeritus, University of Guelph
Alastair Summerlee served as president of the University of Guelph in 2003-14. Under his leadership, the University of Guelph became preeminent among Canadian universities with a strong reputation for civic engagement and volunteerism. Dr. Summerlee spent six years as the chair of the board of the World University Service of Canada (WUSC), one of the leading Canadian international development agencies, and became involved in humanitarian issues... Read More →
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Roger Thurow

Senior Fellow, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs
Roger Thurow joined the Chicago Council on Global Affairs as senior fellow on global food and agriculture in January 2010 after three decades at The Wall Street Journal. For 20 years, he was a foreign correspondent based in Europe and Africa. His coverage of global affairs spanned the Cold War, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the release of Nelson Mandela, the end of apartheid, the wars in the former Yugoslavia, and the humanitarian crises of the... Read More →
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Catherine Woteki

Under Secretary/Chief Scientist, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Dr. Cathie Woteki is Under Secretary for USDA’s Research, Education, and Economics (REE) mission area, and the Department’s Chief Scientist. Before joining USDA, Dr. Woteki served as Global Director of Scientific Affairs for Mars, Incorporated, where she managed the company’s scientific policy and research on matters of health, nutrition, and food safety. From 2002-2005, she was Dean of Agriculture and Professor of Human... Read More →

Thursday September 15, 2016 10:30am - 12:30pm

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