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 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. 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 (e.g. aflatoxins and their relationship to growth), diet and other non diet determinants of stunting in infants and young children and testing interventions to improve the protein and micronutrient quality of complementary foods with the aim to improve linear growth. She has worked and published in the realm of understanding the role of protein and specifically amino acids in improving growth and reducing morbidity.
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.