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.
Shibani Ghosh is a public health nutritionist with over 20 years of experience working in the Middle East, South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. She is the Associate Director for the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Nutrition and a Research Associate Professor at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University. Her research interests include examining malnutrition in all its forms, formulating and implementing evidence based interventions targeting nutritionally disadvantaged populations and translation of innovative basic and clinical sciences research into applied community based research. Specifically, she works on understanding the agriculture-nutrition linkages, examining biological determinants of stunting, diet and other non-diet determinants of stunting in infants and young children and testing interventions to improve maternal and infant nutrition and growth.
Research interests include effects of amino acids on health and nutrition in developing countries, improving complementary foods (fortification and bio-fortification) for prevention of malnutrition in children aged 6-24 months, translation of innovative basic and clinical sciences research into applied evidence based community interventions, nutrition and agriculture linkages and the role of nutrition within global agenda and issues related to capacity building.