Seminars 2018-2019

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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. Videos 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 2018, Winter 2019, Spring 2019).

Winter 2019

Kathryn G. Dewey1/9/19

Kathryn G. Dewey

Distinguished Professor Emerita, Department of Nutrition, University of California, Davis
Update on current knowledge about child growth

Seminar Video


Orion Stewart1/16/19

Orion Stewart

Program Evaluator, UC Davis Institute for Population Health Improvement
Koa Family: a new whole health program for low-income mothers in California
Seminar Video

Amanda Crump1/23/19

Amanda Crump

Lecturer in International Agricultural Development, University of California, Davis
INGENAES outcomes and USAID Advancing Nutrition opportunities
Seminar Video


Peng Ji1/30/19

Peng Ji

Assistant Professor, Department of Nutrition, University of California, Davis
Risk, consequence and potential mechanism of iron overload in a nursing piglet model
Seminar Video


Tomoe Bourdier2/6/19

Tomoe Bourdier

Postdoctoral Scholar, Agriculture & Resource Economics, University of California, Davis
Economics of Ag-Nutrition interventions - Example of the India Grain Legume Cluster Development project

Seminar Video


Rolf Klemm2/13/19

Rolf Klemm

Vice President of Nutrition, Helen Keller International
NOTHING IS SIMPLE! Challenges of implementing & evaluating nutrition interventions in a changing programmatic & epidemiological landscape

Seminar Video


Bess Caswell2/20/19

Bess Caswell

Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Nutrition, University of California, Davis
Adequacy, variability and diversity of child diet over three seasons in rural Zambia
Seminar Video

Kevin Gee2/27/19

Kevin Gee

Associate Professor, School of Education, University of California, Davis
Parenting While Food Insecure: Links Between Adult Food Insecurity, Parenting Aggravation & Children's Behaviors
Seminar Video


Sigrun Henjum3/6/19

Sigrun Henjum

Associate Professor, OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway, Dept of Nursing and Health Promotion
Dietary intake, micronutrients and development in Nepali mother and child pair


Leah Hibel3/13/19

Leah Hibel

Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies, University of California, Davis
Adversity and the development of regulation





Fall 2018

Dewey, McDonald, Engle-Stone9/26/18

Kathryn G. Dewey, Christine McDonald, and Reina Engle-Stone

PICN Faculty, UC Davis Department of Nutrition
Research Faculty Overviews


Allen, Prado, and Haskell10/3/18

Lindsay Allen, Elizabeth Prado, and Marjorie Haskell

PICN Faculty, UC Davis Department of Nutrition
Research Faculty Overviews


Hess, Steward, and Vosti10/10/18

Sonja Hess, Christine Stewart, and Steve Vosti

PICN Faculty, UC Davis Department of Nutrition
Research Faculty Overviews


Sigurn Henjum10/17/18

Sigrun Henjum

Associate Professor, OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway, Department of Nursing and Health Promotion
High prevalence of food insecurity among asylum seekers in Norway and mild to moderate iodine deficiency among young Norwegian women
Seminar Video


Ken Brown10/24/18

Ken Brown
Senior Program Officer in Nutrition, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Developing better tools for generating and interpreting data on population vitamin and mineral status globally



Hinnouho and Barffour10/31/18

Guy-Marino Hinnouho and Maxwell Barffour
Postdoctoral Scholars, UC Davis Department of Nutrition

Effects Of Daily Preventive Zinc Supplementation, MNP And Therapeutic Zinc Supplementation On Health And Nutritional Status Of Laotian Children
Seminar Video


Audrie Lin
Research Scientist & Lecturer, University of California, Berkeley
Effects of water, sanitation, handwashing, and nutritional interventions on environmental enteric dysfunction in young children: results from the WASH Benefits trials in Bangladesh and Kenya


Dewey and Jorgensen11/14/18

Kathryn G. Dewey and Josh Jorgensen
PICN Faculty, Department of Nutrition and Postdoctoral Scholar, UC Davis Department of Nutrition

Bioactive milk constituents and infant health. Results from the Breast Milk, Microbiome, and Immunity (BMMI) Project



Catie Oldenburg11/28/18

Catie Oldenburg
Assistant Professor, UCSF – Francis I. Proctor Foundation for Research in Ophthalmology

Antibiotics, weight gain, and the pediatric microbiome: evidence from a randomized controlled trial in Burkina Faso



Amanda Crump12/5/18

Amanda Crump
Lecturer in Plant Sciences and International Agricultural Development, UC Davis
INGENAES outcomes and new collaborations (Integrating Gender and Nutrition within Agricultural Extension Services, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)