Seminars 2019-2020

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 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020).


Fall 2019

Christine Stewart9/25/2019

Christine Stewart, PhD

Interim Director of the Institute for Global Nutrition
Launch of the Institute for Global Nutrition
Seminar Video


Elizabeth Prado10/2/2019

Elizabeth Prado, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Nutrition, UC Davis
Meta-analysis of interventions on child growth and development in low and middle-income countries
Seminar Video


Riley Hughes10/9/2019

Riley Hughes

PhD Candidate, Graduate Group in Nutritional Biology
Discussion of Gehrig et al, “Effects of microbiota-directed foods in gnotobiotic animals and undernourished children” Science, 2019. DOI: 10.1126/science.aau4732


Jacqueline Monteiro10/16/2019

Jacqueline Monteiro

Associate Professor, University of São Paulo, Brazil
A comprehensive approach to analyze aggregated health data with individual variability


Lindsay Allen10/23/2019

Lindsay Allen, PhD

Director, USDA Western Human Nutrition Research Center
Maternal vitamin B12 status and lactation: observations and interventions


Catherine Brinkley10/30/2019

Catherine Brinkley, VMD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Community and Regional Development
Food Deserts: Reviewing a Decade of Spatial Food Policy


Christine Stewart11/6/2019

Christine Stewart, PhD

Interim Director of the Institute for Global Nutrition
Effect of eggs on child growth and development: results from the Mazira Project Randomized Controlled Trial

Amer Fayad11/13/2019

Amer Fayad, PhD

Western Integrated Pest Management Center, UC Agriculture and Natural Resources
Under the Lens of Science, Policy, and Public Perception: adoption of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategies increases food security in the developing world

Christine Diepenbrock11/20/2019

Christine Diepenbrock, PhD

Assistant Professor, Plant Sciences, UC Davis
Opportunities and challenges in plant breeding for nutritional quality



Day before Thanksgiving


Clare Gupta, PhD

Assistant Public Policy Specialist, Community & Regional Development, UC Davis