Kendra Byrd, Ph.D., MSc

Kendra Byrd

Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Nutrition

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Research Interests

Dr. Byrd has conducted research on the etiology of iron deficiency in children in Kenya and Bangladesh, with a focus on the iron-regulatory hormone hepcidin. She has also investigated the impact of behavior change communication on dietary quality of children in Kenya. Currently Dr. Byrd is conducting qualitative research in Bangladesh, to investigate barriers women face to consuming a healthy diet while pregnant and lactating.