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Lindsay H. Allen, PhD, RD

Lindsay H. Allen, PhD, RD is the Center Director of the Western Human Nutrition Research Center  for the United States Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service,, as well as a Professor Emerita in the Department of Nutrition at the University of California, Davis.  Dr. Allen’s research focuses on the prevalence, causes and consequences of micronutrient deficiencies, primarily in developing countries. One of her most important achievements has been to research the adverse functional consequences of vitamin B12 deficiency on infants, children and women in developing countries and elderly in the USA, and the effects of different interventions to alleviate this deficiency including supplements for lactating women, infants, and children, animal source foods (meat and milk), and intramuscular injection of high doses of B12.