Kathryn Dewey

Distinguished Professor Emerita, Department of Nutrition, University of California

Kathryn Dewey (PhD, Biological Sciences, University of Michigan, 1980) is a Distinguished Professor Emerita in the Department of Nutrition at the University of California, Davis and was Director of the Program in International and Community Nutrition from 2007 to 2018.

Her research focuses on maternal and infant nutrition, including clinical and community-based research in the United States, Mexico, Costa Rica, Honduras, Guatemala, Peru, Ghana, Malawi, and Bangladesh. She has led an international research consortium that developed and evaluated a novel approach to enrich diets with lipid-based nutrient supplements designed for prevention of malnutrition in pregnant and lactating women and their children under the age of two in low-income countries.

Her professional service includes consultation for the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the March of Dimes, scientific advisory committees for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the UK Medical Research Council, member of the U.S. Food and Nutrition Board, President of the Society for International Nutrition Research and President of the International Society for Research on Human Milk and Lactation.

Dr. Dewey has mentored more than 45 graduate students and produced more than 400 publications.

She has received several national and international awards, including the Kellogg Prize for International Nutrition, the Macy-György Award from ISRHML, the E.V. McCollum International Lectureship, and Fellow of the American Society for Nutrition.



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