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.
The Friedman School and Feinstein International Center are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Anastasia Marshak as Assistant Research Professor. Anastasia Marshak has worked at the Feinstein International Center as a senior researcher for the past 10 years. Her work focuses on programmatic impact and the causes of malnutrition in Africa’s drylands. Most recently her research has explored the seasonality of acute malnutrition with respect to livelihood, food, and environmental systems. Anastasia brings expertise in quantitative analysis, research design, and nutrition. In addition to her research, Anastasia teaches NUTR207: Statistical Methods for Nutrition Science and Policy as well as NUTB250: Statistical Methods for Health Professionals.
Dr. Marshak received her BS from Tufts University in Economics and International Relations. She holds an MA from Boston University in Economics and a PhD from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science in Policy with a focus on humanitarian assistance. Prior to joining the Feinstein International Center, Anastasia worked for the MIT Poverty Action Lab and the World Bank in Sierra Leone. She lives in Melrose with her three cats and husband.