The Friedman School pursues cutting-edge research and education from cell to society, including in molecular nutrition, human metabolism, population studies, clinical trials, nutrition interventions and behavior change, communication, food systems and sustainability, global food insecurity, humanitarian crises, and food economics and policy.
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Shibani Ghosh is a public health nutritionist with over 15 years of experience working in the Middle East, Asia and Africa. She is the Associate Director for the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Nutrition at Tufts University, an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Friedman School, and a Senior Scientist at the Nevin Scrimshaw International Nutrition Foundation.
Will Masters is a Professor in the Friedman School, with a secondary appointment in Tufts University's Department of Economics. His research uses economic methods to inform and improve the food system, especially in developing countries.
Patrick Webb is engaged in research and policy guidance around the globe as Director for USAID’s Feed the Future Nutrition Innovation Lab (fieldwork ongoing in Nepal, Uganda, Malawi, Bangladesh, Egypt and Cambodia), and leads the US government’s Food Aid Quality Review (cost-effectiveness trials in Burkina Faso, Sierra Leone and Malawi). Until 2005, he worked for the United Nations' World Food Programme as Chief of Nutrition. During that time he was a first-responder to the Asian tsumani disaster in Aceh.