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Associate Research Professor
Andrew Thorne-Lyman

Departmental Affiliations

Human Nutrition

Andrew Thorne-Lyman, ScD, MHS ’97, conducts research on food systems to identify solutions that improve the nutrition and health of vulnerable populations in domestic and international contexts.

Contact Info

615 N. Wolfe Street, Room E2545

Research Interests

Food systems; Seafood and human health; Nutrition; Micronutrients; Omega-3 fatty acids; Food security

Experiences & Accomplishments
Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Pomona College

Andrew Thorne-Lyman is a nutritional epidemiologist in the Program in Human Nutrition and the Center for a Livable Future. His research aims to identify sustainable food-systems solutions to improve the nutritional status and health of vulnerable populations, particularly children and women of reproductive age. Much of his research is conducted through collaborations with colleagues from a diverse range of fields including economics, environmental health, fisheries and aquaculture science, agronomy and soil science and in conjunction with organizations implementing food and nutrition programs. Prior to joining the faculty of the Bloomberg School of Public Health he spent many years working for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Helen Keller International, and WorldFish. Research interests include studying opportunities to improve the nutrition and health of populations through fisheries, agriculture, and aquaculture; implementation science and the use of data to improve decision-making; researching links between diet, health and nutrition outcomes, and child development.


International Nutrition (222.649.01) in the 4th term

Seafood and Public Health: Global Trade, Nutrition and the Environment (180.635.81)

Journal club on implementation science for food and nutrition programs


Sc.D. in Nutrition, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston MA

M.H.S. in International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD

B.A. in Anthropology, Pomona College, Claremont, CA


Honors & Awards

Excellence in teaching awards, BSPH

Seafood and Public Health: Global Trade, Nutrition and the environment, 2021-2023

International Nutrition, 2019-2023

Richmond Fellowship at the Center on Child Development at Harvard University, 2011

Harvard University Certificate of Distinction for Teaching at Harvard College, 2010

Peipers Fellowship, Harvard School of Public Health, 2009

Delta Omega Honor Society, Johns Hopkins University Chapter, 1997

NCAA Academic All-American, 1993-4

Select Publications

Selected publications from the past few years

Collaborating with colleagues at the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future on work toward a healthy, equitable, and resilient food system including work on seafood and human health.
As part of the Soil to Society: Optimizing Health and Nutrition project we are undertaking research to understand opportunities to increase consumption of whole grains, beans and pulses by Americans
The USAID Food Systems for Nutrition Innovation Lab aims to promote food system innovations, novel technologies and best practices to support improved diet quality, nutrition and resilience.