Global Health Nutrition Lab

The Global Nutrition Lab focuses on high-impact research relating to malnutrition among women, children, adolescents, and vulnerable communities in low- and middle-income countries. While the lab primarily focus on undernutrition, our team is also addressing the growing challenge of overweight, obesity, and nutrition-associated chronic diseases worldwide.

The Global Nutrition Lab includes extramurally funded research and peer-review publications in three priority areas:

  1. Maternal, child and adolescent nutrition
  2. Cycle between malnutrition and infection
  3. Implementation science in global nutrition

Principal Investigator Lindsey Locks, ScD, MPH

Lab director and principal investigator, Lindsey M. Locks, holds a ScD in Nutritional Epidemiology from the Harvard Chan School of Public Health and an MPH in Epidemiology and Global Health from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Locks has more than a decade of experience in global nutrition research and programs in sub-Saharan African and South Asia. In addition to her academic roles, she has also worked with non-governmental organizations and UN agencies.



Faculty Collaborator Jacqueline M. Lauer, PhD, MPH 

Jacqueline M. Lauer is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Health Science at the Boston University College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College. Lauer holds a PhD in Food Policy and Applied Nutrition from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University and an MPH in International Health and Development from the Tulane University School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine. Prior to her joining BU, Lauer worked as a Research Fellow at Boston Children’s Hospital, as a researcher at the USAID Feed the Future Innovation Nutrition Innovation Lab, and served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Peru.