Kathryn G. Dewey

Kathryn G. Dewey, Ph.D., PICN Director

For nearly 35 years, UC Davis distinguished nutrition professor and PICN Director Kathryn Dewey has been a leader in research on maternal and child nutrition, infant feeding, and assessment of child growth. Her work has contributed key evidence prompting changes in global policies and guidelines.



PICN Seminars are now available online. 

Travis Lybbert
Professor, UC Davis Agricultural and Resource Economics
Intra-household dynamics and childhood health and nutrition in Burkina Faso

David Killilea
Staff Scientist, Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute    
Strategies for Assessing Biomarkers of Zinc Status: Application of Dried Blood Spots

Julian Alston
Distinguished Professor, ARE, UC Davis
Linkages between US Farm policy and obesity trends

Christine McDonald
Asst Scientist & Deputy Director iZiNCG, Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute
Gut biomarkers and child growth in the context of EED in Tanzania


The UC Davis Program in International and Community Nutrition (PICN) coordinates research and training activities concerning human nutrition problems of low-income countries, and of ethnic minorities and disadvantaged groups in the United States.  PICN also offers a Designated Emphasis program for doctoral students in participating graduate programs.

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Malnutrition is a leading cause of death in young children throughout the world. For infants and children under the age of two, the consequences of malnutrition are particularly severe, often irreversible. Improved nutrition for mothers and young children is one of the best investments we can make to achieve lasting progress in global health and development. 

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