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Initiative to Advance Implementation Science in Nutrition

Student Investigators

The Initiative to Advance Implementation Science in Nutrition engages graduate students, including Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health doctoral and master's students, in order to support implementation research opportunities during their studies.

Audrey Buckland

Audrey Buckland, PhD candidate

Dissertation title: Formative research: Understanding how to reduce breastfeeding inequities among Latine families living in the U.S.-Mexico border region in Arizona 

Advisor: Kristen M. Hurley, PhD, MPH

Location: Arizona, USA

Masako Horino

Masako Horino, DrPH Candidate

Dissertation title: Piloting, Evaluating and Scaling-up Multiple Micronutrient Supplementation as an UNWRA Standard of Antenatal Care in Jordan

Advisor: Keith P. West, Jr, DrPH

Location: Jordan

Kate Spielman

Kate Spielman, PhD candidate

Dissertation title: Breastfeeding support and maternal breastfeeding decision-making and practices in Yucatán, Mexico

Advisor: Kristen M. Hurley, PhD, MPH

Location: Mexico


Shannon King

Shannon King, PhD '22

Dissertation title: Relations Between Antenatal Quality of Care and Iron Folic Acid Adherence: A Multi-country Study 

Advisor: Kristen M. Hurley, PHD, MPH

Location: Indonesia

Brigitta Szeibert

Brigitta Szeibert, MSPH-Dietitian Program '23

Capstone title: Primary Prevention of Micronutrient Deficiencies During Pregnancy in Low-Resource U.S. Settings

Advisor: Laura Caulfield, PhD

Practicum Preceptor: Colleen Delaney, PhD, RDN, Technical Director for US Program, The Vitamin Angel Alliance

Location: USA

Eugenia Chung

Eugenia Chung, MSPH '23

Capstone title: Designing Formative Research for the Introduction of Multiple Micronutrient Supplements in Cambodia

Advisor: Rebecca Heidkamp, PhD

Practicum Preceptor: Hou Kroeun, Helen Keller International, Cambodia

Location: Cambodia

Theresa Li, MSPH '23

Capstone title: Modeling the Impact of Increasing Coverage of Maternal and Child Evidence-based Nutrition Intervention in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Methods and Results

Advisor: Vanessa Garcia-Larsen, PhD

Practicum Preceptor: Kristen M Hurley, PhD, MPH 

Location: USA


Navya Sreeram, MSPH '23

Capstone title: Understanding the Landscape Towards Strengthening Maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutrition Interventions (MIYCN) in Nagaland, India

Advisor: Amanda Palmer, PhD

Practicum Preceptor: Ashutosh Mishra, MBBS, MPH, MS; Senior Regional Technical Director, Asia; The Vitamin Angel Alliance

Location: India