Dr. Kate Schneider

Research Scholar, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies - Johns Hopkins University

Dr. Kate Schneider is an applied microeconomist and public health nutritionist. She studies food policy and food systems as a Research Scholar at Johns Hopkins University in the School of Advanced International Studies where she also co-leads the focus area on Development, Climate, and Sustainability. Her interests are specifically focused on food (and agriculture) policy and economics related to poverty, healthy diets, and welfare outcomes in low- and middle-income countries as well as in the United States. Her current work focuses on equity in access to healthy diets, agrifood system transformations, and labor in agrifood systems.

Dr. Schneider completed her PhD in food policy and applied nutrition at Tufts University in the Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy. Prior to her PhD, Dr. Schneider spent five years at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as a program officer in agricultural development. Her work there involved a wide range of issues including gender, food systems, nutrition, environment, data, policy research, evaluation, and measurement. She holds a Master of Public Administration and a Certificate in International Development from the Evans School of Public Policy & Governance at the University of Washington where she conducted food, agriculture, and development policy research. She completed a Bachelor of Arts in sociology at McGill University.