IANDA Team

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Jennifer Coates, PhD

Principal Investigator
Tufts University, Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy

Jennifer Coates is an Associate Professor of Food Policy and Applied Nutrition at the Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and a Senior Researcher at the Tufts Feinstein International Center.  

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Anna Herforth, PhD

Project Director
Columbia University, Earth Institute

Anna Herforth is an Independent Consultant, and an Adjunct Associate Research Scientist at Columbia University.

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William Masters, PhD

Lead Research Economist
Tufts University, Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy

Will Masters is a Professor in the Friedman School, with a secondary appointment in Tufts University's Department of Economics.  His research uses economic methods to inform and improve the food system, especially in developing countries.

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Daniel Bruce Sarpong, PhD

Research Economist
University of Ghana, School of Agriculture, College of Basic and Applied Sciences

Daniel Bruce Sarpong is an Associate Professor and the Chair/Head in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, School of Agriculture, College of Basic and Applied Sciences, University of Ghana.

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Fulgence Mishili, PhD

Research Economist
Sokoine University of Agriculture

Fulgence Mishili is Senior Lecturer of Agricultural Economics specializing in Agribusiness Management and Production Economics.

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Rebecca Heidkamp, PhD

Lead Research Nutritionist
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Rebecca Heidkamp is a faculty member in the Center for Human Nutrition, Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) Bloomberg School of Public Health and affiliated with the large-scale evaluation group at the Institute for International Programs.

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Joyce Kinabo, PhD

Research Nutritionist
Sokoine University of Agriculture

Joyce Kinabo is actively involved in community nutrition research focusing on developing nutrition interventions within communities through improving or enhancing the capacity of communities to solve their nutritional problems by identifying and formulating appropriate interventions. 

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Zachary Gersten, MPH

Research Coordinator
Tufts University, Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy

Zachary Gersten, MPH is a project coordinator at the Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition.

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Yan Bai, MIB

Research Assistant
Tufts University, Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy

Yan Bai is a current doctoral student and graduate researcher at the Food Policy & Applied Nutrition Program of Tufts’ Friedman School of Nutrition.

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Hussein Henry Mvungi, MSc

Research Assistant
Sokoine University of Agriculture

Hussein Henry Mvungi is a Research Assistant for the IANDA Project, based at the Sokoine University of Agriculture in Morogoro, Tanzania.

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Mary Nana Anima Akrofi

Research Assistant
University of Ghana

Mary Nana Anima Akrofi is a Research Assistant for the IANDA Project. She has a BSc. Degree in Agricultural Science (Agribusiness).

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Patrick Webb, PhD

Technical Advisor
Tufts University, Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy

Dr. Webb’s expertise lies in food policy analysis, agriculture systems, international nutrition programming, and emergency relief.

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Yves Martin-Prével, PhD

Technical Advisor
Institut de recherche pour le développement

Yves Martin-Prével is a senior researcher at IRD (the French Institute of Research for Development). He was trained as an epidemiologist and a nutritionist who graduated in Medicine at the Faculty of Montpellier (France).