The Global Dietary Database (http://www.globaldietarydatabase.org/) is an original research project supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The aims of the overall project are to:
(1) extend and expand innovative work to build and develop the Global Dietary Database (GDD 2.0)
through data assembly, harmonization and quality control to characterize dietary intakes in all countries around the world on individuallevel national or subnational data;
(2) broadly disseminate theGDD 2.0 via a new online platform, scientific meeting strategies, deeper research collaborations, and strategic partnerships;
(3) perform new investigations and reviews on maternal and child diet diversity/quality, based on existing
metrics as well as our prior work considering food consumption patterns, in relation to key health outcomes.
The Project Administrator provides specialized expertise for the research program to implement, track, review and evaluate a rich research program in global nutrition science and policy, in collaboration with faculty PIs, including the school’s dean. Participates in development of goals and strategies; creates project management and filing systems; collaborates with sponsored research staff to monitors budgets, grants, and contracts, prepare projections, materials and reporting, and ensure compliance. Participates in dissemination efforts including assisting with abstract and manuscript submissions. Conducts evaluations of overall research progress, tracks milestones, and drafts project reports and summaries. Assists Co-I in developing systems to maximize synergistic opportunities for collaboration. Coordinates hiring and training of staff, students and temporary help and serves and primary administrative liaison for the research group to the school administration.