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.
Food systems; Seafood and human health; Nutrition; Micronutrients; Omega-3 fatty acids; Food security
Experiences & Accomplishments
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
Selected publications from the past few years
Love DC, Thorne-Lyman AL, Conrad Z, Gephart JA, Asche F, Godo-Solo G, McDowell A, Nussbaumer EM, Bloem MW. (2022) Affordability influences nutritional quality of seafood consumption among income and race/ethnicity groups in the United States. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Volume 116(2) Pages 415–425.
Thorne-Lyman AL, Lama TP, Heidkamp R, Munos M, Manandhar P, Khatry S, Brycle E, LeClerq SC, Katz J. How does social desirability bias influence survey-based estimates of the use of antenatal care in rural Nepal?: a longitudinal study. BMJ Open. 13(7), e071511.
Thorne-Lyman AL, Lama TP, Heidkamp RA, Manandhar P, Subedi S, Munos MK, Bryce E, Khatry SK, LeClerq SC, Katz. (2022) Cognitive testing of questions about antenatal care and nutrition interventions in southern Nepal. Social Science and Medicine. 311:115318.
Hicks CC, Cohen PJ, Graham NA, Nash KL, Allison EH, D’Lima C, Mills DJ, Roscher M, Thilsted SH, Thorne-Lyman AL, MacNeil MA. Harnessing global fisheries to tackle micronutrient deficiencies. Nature. 2019 Oct;574(7776):95-8.
Nash KL, MacNeil MA, Blanchard JL, Cohen PJ, Farmery AK, Graham NA, Thorne-Lyman AL, Watson RA, Hicks CC. (2022) Trade and foreign fishing mediate global marine nutrient supply. PNAS. May 31;119(22):e2120817119.
Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition brief: Harnessing aquaculture for healthy diets (2021).