The weekly seminar in International and Community Nutrition is a forum to discuss new research and topics related to international and community nutrition. Seminars are held Wednesdays from 12:10-1:00 pm in the Foster Room (1138 Meyer Hall).  They are open to the public and students may register for academic credit (NUT 291 section 1). The current seminar schedule is below. Webcasts of seminars will be posted after the event as they become available. Seminars from previous academic years are available via the left hand side menu.  This page will contain the current academic year of seminars (Fall 2016, Winter 2017, Spring 2017).

Winter 2017

Christine McDonald


Christine McDonald

Assistant Scientist & Deputy Director, IZiNCG, Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute  
Gut biomarkers and child growth in the context of EED in Tanzania
Seminar Video

Julian Alston


Julian Alston

Distinguished Professor, Agricultural and Resource Economics, UC Davis    
Linkages between US Farm policy and obesity trends
Seminar Video

David Killilea


David Killilea

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

Jesse Anttila-Hughes


Jesse Anttila-Hughes

Assistant Professor, Economics, University of San Francisco    
Did Nestle's introduction of infant formula into low- and middle-income countries raise infant mortality?

Christine Stewart


Christine Stewart

PICN Faculty Member, UC Davis
WASH Benefits Child Development Results

Travis Lybbert


Travis Lybbert    

Professor, UC Davis Agricultural and Resource Economics
Parental Perceptions of Child Growth Outcomes from the iLiNS Burkina Faso Trial
Seminar Video

Beth Prado


Elizabeth Prado  

PICN Faculty Member, UC Davis
Integrating Nutrition and Child Development Interventions

Lia Fernald


Lia Fernald     

Associate Professor, Publich Health Nutrition, Community Health & Human Development, UC Berkeley
Promoting early child development through nurturing care: An overview of the 2016 Lancet series on Early Child Development

Sophie Moore


Sophie Moore   

Senior Lecturer, King's College, London, United Kingdom
Early life nutritional programming of health and disease in The Gambia
Seminar Video

Kendra Byrd


Kendra Byrd

Postdoctoral Scholar, Nutrition Department, UC Davis
The impact of a nutrition intervention on infant and young child feeding practices in Kenyan infants, and the associations between hemoglobinopathies, environmental enteropathy, and hepcidin concentration in Kenyan and Bangladeshi children

Fall 2016

Stewart, Engle-Stone,Dewey


Christine Stewart, Reina Engle-Stone, Kay Dewey

Research Overviews by PICN Faculty
(seminar not recorded)

Stephensen, Waterman


Charles Stephensen, Carrie Waterman

Research Overviews by PICN Faculty
(seminar not recorded)

Shan Baker


Shawn Baker

Director of Nutrition Team, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Reflections on getting to SDG2
Location change: WHNRC Conference Room
Seminar Video

Hess, Wessells, Vosti


Sonja Hess, Ryan Wessells, Steve Vosti

Research Overviews by PICN Faculty
(Video to be posted after seminar)

Engle-Stone, Matias


Reina Engle-Stone and Susana Matias

  • Predictors of anemia among women and preschool children in settings with varying burdens of infectious disease
  • Prenatal and postnatal supplementation with lipid-based nutrient supplements reduced anemia and iron deficiency in young Bangladeshi children

Seminar Video (Matias talk only)

Andrew Matchado


Andrew Machado

NIH Fogarty Fellow, Ph.D. Student, Dept. of Nutrition
Chronic disease outcomes after severe acute malnutrition in Malawian children (ChroSAM): a cohort study

Laura Dick


Laura Dick and Steve Vosti

Laura Dick, Ph.D. Student, UC Davis Agriculture & Resource Economics and Steve Vosti, UC Davis PICN Faculty
Market Characteristics and Child Health in Rural Burkina Faso: Preliminary Results and their Policy Implications

Ken Brown


Ken Brown

Professor Emeritus, UC Davis, and Senior Program Officer & Initiative Lead, Nutrition, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Title of talk TBD

Vosti, Adams


Steve Vosti and Katie Adams

UC Davis PICN Faculty
Cost of Hunger in Ghana: An Assessment of Methodologies and Assumptions

Muzi Na


Muzi Na, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Scholar, Dept. of Nutrition
Combining Intensive Counseling by Frontline Workers with a Nationwide Mass Media Campaign Has Large Differential Impacts on Complementary Feeding Practices but Not on Child Growth: Results of a Cluster-Randomized Program Evaluation in Bangladesh



Christine Stewart

Associate Professor, Dept. of Nutrition, PICN Faculty
The impact of water, sanitation, handwashing, and nutrition on child growth and health outcomes: Results from the WASH Benefits trial