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Kristen
Hurley
,
PhD

Associate Professor
Kristen Hurley

Departmental Affiliations

Primary
Division
Human Nutrition

Center & Institute Affiliations

Contact Info

615 N. Wolfe Street, Room E2531
Baltimore
Maryland
21205
US        
410-955-0196

Research Interests

maternal and child health and nutrition, child development, feeding behaviors, micronutrient deficiencies, obesity

Experiences & Accomplishments
Education
PhD
Bloomberg School of Public Health
2007
MPH
Boston University
1997
BA
California Polytechnic State University
1993
Overview

My research interests focus on the intersections between nutrition and early child development. My research has included examining the relations between: 1) maternal mental health and maternal and child nutritional status, 2) responsive feeding and child growth, and 3) maternal and child micronutrient status and child development. I am also interested in the development, efficacy, and scaling up of integrated interventions designed to improve children’s nutritional status and development

My goal is that this research will provide insights into the interdisciplinary mechanisms that influence children’s health and development, and ultimately their productivity and human capital. This information can be used to develop programs and policies that support maternal and child well-being across the lifespan.

Projects
Responsive Feeding in Guatemala
Malawi Impact Evaluation Project
Implementation Research to Improve Multiple Micronutrient Supplementation
ROSHNI (Rights for Sanitation, Health, and Nutrition Initiative): a large scale nutrition-WASH programme in India