Lab Members

Principal Investigator

The Global Nutrition Lab is directed by Dr. Lindsey M. Locks, assistant professor of health sciences at Boston University Sargent College and assistant professor of global health at BU School of Public Health. Locks received her ScD in nutrition from the Harvard Chan School of Public Health. She also holds an MPH in epidemiology and global health from Columbia Mailman School of Public Health. In addition to her academic positions, she has worked in sub-Saharan African and South Asia with nutrition and global health non-governmental organizations and UN agencies.



Faculty Collaborator

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.


Student Researchers

The Global Nutrition Lab includes undergraduate and graduate students participating in ongoing research. Students in the lab have participated in research as volunteers or have received academic credit (senior practicum or directed/independent study) or stipends for their work. The availability of academic credit or funding depends on the needs and resources of the lab at the time of joining. Undergraduates are encouraged to pursue UROP-funding for their work. The research lab is currently at full capacity for 2021 summer and fall semesters.

Join Us

Undergraduates must take SAR HS346: Global Health Nutrition before joining the lab (no exceptions). After taking HS346, undergraduates should complete the application form here: uttps://

For graduate students and post-docs: The lab has a range of opportunities for graduate students and post-docs with nutrition, epidemiology, biostatistics, or global health backgrounds. Email Professor Locks ( with your CV to express your interest.

Current Lab Members

  • Abigail Gugel (CAS ’20, SPH ’22)
  • Selena Chen (SAR, ’22)
  • Lydia Mahan (SAR, ’22)
  • Rebecca Modell (SAR, ’22)
  • Annalie O’Brien (SAR, ’22)

Former Lab Members

  • Bailey Grinnell Vaslkiv (SPH ’20)
  • Alicia Goylski (Sargent ’20)
  • Rebecca (Yi-Hsin) L22 (Sargent, ’20)
  • Nia Gupta(Sargent ’22)
  • Christina Paul (Sargent ’21)
  • Mathew Walker (CAS ’21)
  • Elizabeth Katz, MPH (SPH ’19)