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 2017, Winter 2018, Spring 2018).

Winter 2018

Reina Engle-Stone1/10/18

Reina Engle-Stone

Assistant Professor, UC Davis
The double burden of malnutrition among preschool children: Preliminary results from the BRINDA2 Project


Emily Piltch1/17/18

Emily Piltch

Postdoctoral Student, Tufts University, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Program in Agriculture, Food and the Environment
Manager and consumer perspectives on fruit and vegetable availability and purchasing at Navajo Nation small stores

Seminar Video


Webcast: Preliminary results from the Sanitation Hygiene Infant Nutrition Efficacy (SHINE) trial

Product Page


Ann Weber1/31/18

Ann Weber

Postdoctoral Scholar, Division of Neonatal and Developmental Medicine, Department of Pediatrics Stanford Medicine
The MAHAY Pilot: Tackling stunting and promoting child development through integrated interventions in Madagascar
Seminar Video


Elizabeth Prado2/7/18

Elizabeth Prado

Assistant Professor, UC Davis, Department of Nutrition
A Toolkit for Measuring Early Childhood Development in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
Seminar Video

Ermias Kebreab2/14/18

Ermias Kebreab

Professor, Sesnon Endowed Chair in Sustainable Agriculture, Associate Vice Provost, Deputy Director, Agricultural Sustainability Institute, Dept of Animal Science, UC Davis
Could dietary seaweed be the answer to mandatory methane emission reduction from cattle in California


Allen Vand Deynze2/21/18

Allen Van Denyze

Director of Research, Seed Biotechnology Center and Associate Director, Plant Breeding Center and Scientific Director, African Orphan Crops Consortium
Statistical modeling of usual intake via short-term dietary assessment instruments
Seminar Video


Steve Vosti and Laura Meinzen-Dick2/28/18

Steve Vosti and Laura Meinzen-Dick

Steve Vosti, Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Agricultural and Resource Economics, UC Davis and Laura Meinzen-Dick, Ph.D. Student
Associations between Market Characteristics and Child Growth: Insights and Questions Emerging from the iLiNS Site in Burkina Faso


Guy-Marino Hinnouho and Sonja Hess3/7/18

Guy-Marino Hinnouho and Sonja Hess

Guy-Marino Hinnouho, Postdoctoral Scholar and Sonja Hess, Associate Research Nutritionist, Department of Nutrition, UC Davis
Accuracy and variation in measurement of hemoglobin for assessment of anemia


Benjamin Houlton3/14/18

Benjamin Z. Houlton

Professor and Chancellor's Fellow, Dept. of Land, Air and Water Resources, UC Davis Muir Institute, Global Environmental Studies
Feeding people without pollution: An overview of the global nitrogen challenge

Fall 2017


Reina Engle-Stone, Charles Stephensen, and Christine McDonald

PICN Faculty, UC Davis     
Research Faculty Overviews


Allen, Dewey, Vosti10/4/17

Lindsay H. Allen, Kathryn G. Dewey, and Steve Vosti

PICN Faculty, UC Davis     
Research Faculty Overviews


Stewart, Prado, Haskell10/11/17

Christine Stewart, Elizabeth Prado, and Marjorie Haskell

PICN Faculty, UC Davis     
Research Faculty Overviews



Caitlin French10/18/17

Caitlin French

Ph.D. Candidate, UC Davis
Overview of issues arising from measurement error in dietary recall data and statistical methods to address it.
Discussion of two recent articles, led by Caitlin French

Seminar Video


Charles Arnold and Rebecca Young10/25/17

Charles Arnold and Rebeca Young

PICN Statisticians, UC Davis
Transparent and Open Research Principles
Seminar Video



Cassie Chandler11/1/17

Cassie Chandler

Senior Global Manager, Health, The Grameen Foundation  
Empowering Poor, Marginalized Women in Rajasthan for Improved, Gender-Equitable Household Nutrition: An Overview of Results
Seminar Video


Gilberto Kac11/8/17

Gilberto Kac

Professor, Federal University of Rio de Janiero
Research Overview
Seminar Video



Reina Engle-Stone11/15/17

Reina Engle-Stone

Assistant Professor, UC Davis
Weighing the risks of excessive vs insufficient intakes of vitamins and minerals delivered through public health interventions
Seminar Video


Kendra Byrd11/22/17

Kendra Byrd

Postdoctoral Researcher, UC Davis
The challenges and benefits of integrating nutrition, child development, and sanitation messages: An overview of the RINEW project


Jennifer Falbe11/29/17

Jennifer Falbe

Assistant Professor, UC Davis
Community organizing and municipal policy for health equity: Healthy retail and soda taxes



Elizabeth Prado12/6/17

Elizabeth Prado

Assistant Professor, UC Davis
Associations and effects of increased hemoglobin in infants and preschool children on growth, development and chronic disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis