Grantee Meeting: Nutritional Status of Adolescent Girls and Young Women

Grantee Meeting: Nutritional Status of Adolescent Girls and Young Women

Guided by The Global Research Agenda for Nutrition Science, The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science launched a collaborative research initiative aimed at using existing datasets from intervention and observation studies to advance the state of knowledge in adolescent women nutrition. It funded a portfolio of nine studies focused on developing countries, and represented population groups confronted with micronutrient deficiencies, under-nutrition and obesity.

Scientific Advisory Group

Robert Black, MD, MPH
Johns Hopkins University

Zulfiqar Bhutta, MD
SickKids Canada

Inge Brouwer, PhD
Wageningen University

Satvika Chalasani, PhD
UNFPA

Caroline Fall, MBChB, DM, FRCP, FRCPCH  
MRC, UK

Saskia de Pee, PhD
The World Food Program

Marie Ruel, PhD
International Food Policy Research Institute

Grantees

Linda Adair, PhD, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, for the project:

"A life-course perspective on adolescent nutrition in the Philippines"

Jere Behrman, PhD, University of Pennsylvania, for the project:

"Drivers and mediating factors of nutritional status in adolescent women and their children in Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam"

Kathryn Dewey, PhD, University of California, Davis, for the project:

"Nutritional status and birth outcomes in pregnant adolescent women in rural Bangladesh"

Yuna He, PhD, National Institute for Nutrition and Health, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, for the project:

"Nutritional statues and dietary intake of Chinese adolescent women"

Jef Leroy, PhD, International Food Policy Research Institute, for the project:

"Understanding the determinants of adolescent women's nutritional status in Bangladesh: analyses of the 2012-13 nationally representative Bangladesh Integrated Household Survey"

Radhika Madhari, PhD, National Institute of Nutrition (Indian Council of Medical Research), for the project:

"Diet and nutrient adequacy, nutritional status and its determinants among adolescent and adult women in India - Secondary analysis of the datasets of rural and tribal populations of the National Nutrition Monitoring Bureau, India"

Zandile Mchiza, PhD, Human Sciences Research Council of South Africa, for the project:

"The girl - adult woman comparison study: the nutritional status and metabolic disease risk profile of South African women (10+ years)"

Shane Norris, PhD, MRC Developmental Pathways for Health Research Unit, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, for the project:

"Longitudinal model of urban adolescent nutritional status: risk factors and consequences (South Africa)"

Kate Ward, PhD, MRC Human Nutrition Research, for the project:

"Dietary determinants of nutritional status among Gambian adolescent girls and young women"