Alumni Highlights

Graduates from the Cornell Program in International Nutrition have gone on to become leaders in their field around the globe, including working with governments, international agencies, donors, non-governmental organizations, academic and research institutes. Cornell PIN has hosted these alumni for lectures and conversations with current students, seeking to create connections across cohorts of PIN scholars.

If you are an alum, we’d love to hear from you!  Please email us at and let us know what you’re up to these days!


acuinCecilia S. Acuin

PhD: 2013

Chief, Nutrition Assessment and Monitoring Division, Food and Nutrition Research Institute, Department of Science & Technology, Philippines


Lidan Du

PhD: 2008

Research Advisor, Strengthening Partnerships, Results, and Innovations in Nutrition Globally (SPRING) Project, JSI, Washington D.C., USA

ekstromLotta Ekstrom

PhD: 1995

Professor of Global Nutrition, and International, Maternal, and Child Health, Uppsala University, Sweden


heidkampRebecca Heidkamp

PhD: 2011

Assistant Scientist, Institute for International Programs & Center for Human Nutrition, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD,USA


herforthAnna Herforth

PhD: 2010

Independent consultant and researcher, New Haven, CT, USA


Andrew Jones

PhD: 2011

Assistant Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences, School of Public Health,University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA


kunguJacqueline K. Kung’u

PhD: 2008

Regional Adviser Research and Evaluation, Micronutrient Initiative (MI), Nairobi, Kenya


leroyJef Leroy

PhD: 2005

Senior Research Fellow, Poverty, Health, and Nutrition Division, International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, D.C.





James Levinson

PhD: 1971

Research Professor, Tufts University, Boston, MA, USA; consultant



Geoff Marks

PhD: 1989

Associate Dean for the Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia


Mduduzi Mbuya

PhD: 2007

Associate Director, Zvitambo Institute for Maternal and Child Health Research, Zimbabwe


Sarah Pedersen

PhD: 2015

Postdoctoral Scholar, Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Boston, MA, USA


tuckerKatherine Tucker

PhD: 1986

Professor, Department of Clinical Laboratory and Nutritional Sciences, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA, USA

schusterRoseanne Schuster

PhD: 2016

Post-doc, Global Ethno-hydrology Study, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA


image001Sabrina Rasheed

PhD: 2007

Associate Scientist, Health Systems and Population Studies Division (HSPSD), ICDDR, B, Bangladesh


Anne-Marie Mayer

PhD: 2004

 Independent Consultant on Nutrition and Agriculture, Devon, UK

stephanie-martinStephanie Lee Martin

PhD: 2016

Global and Public Health Lecturer and Research Associate, DNS, Cornell, USA

susan-e-burgerSusan E. Burger

PhD: 1993

Private Practice International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, Manhattan, NYC, USA


Geoffrey Prewitt

MPS: 1997

Chief, Development Programming Section, UN Volunteers, Bonn, Germany

uriyoancolonramosUriyoán Colón Ramos

MPA: 2000

Assistant Professor, Dept of Global Health, George Washington University, Washington, DC


 menon_asn13_0053Purnima Menon

PhD: 2002

Senior Research Fellow & Theme Leader for Nutrition in South Asia, International Food Policy Research Institute, New Delhi, India

photo-simeonSimeon Nanama

PhD: 2004

Chief Nutrition, UNICEF Madagascar

cornelllogo-stackedJune Wolgemuth

PhD: 1981


Barry M. Popkin

PhD: 1974

W.R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Douglas L. Taren

PhD: 1986

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs & Professor of Public Health, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Victoria Quinn

MS: 1982

Senior Vice President, Programs, Helen Keller International, Washington, D.C.

Juan Pablo Pena-Rosas

PhD: 1997

Coordinator, Evidence and Program Guidance, Dept. of Nutrition for Health and Development, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

Rahul Rawat

PhD: 2007

Program Officer, Data Analytics and Evidence, Nutrition, Global Development, Bill& Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, WA, USA

Ted Greiner

MS:1977, PhD: 1983

Independent Consultant, Olinda, Pernambuco, Brazil

Kuntal Kumar Saha

PhD: 2007

Technical Officer, Growth Assessment and Surveillance Unit (GRS), Dept. of Nutrition for Health and Development (NHD), World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

Godwin Ndossi

PhD: 1992

Associate Professor of Nutrition and Deputy Vice Chancellor Planning Finance and Administration, Hubert Kairuki Memorial University, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Nkosinathi Vusizihlobo Mbuya

PhD: 2016

Senior Nutrition Specialist, East Asia and Pacific Region, World Bank

Homero Martinez

PhD: 1991

Senior Adviser at Micronutrient Forum, Ottawa, Canada


Djeinam Toure

PhD: 2016

Senior Associate in Monitoring, Learning and Research for Agriculture and Nutrition Programs at GAIN (global alliance for improved nutrition), Geneva, Switzerland

Alison Tumilowicz

PhD: 2006

Senior Technical Specialist Monitoring, Learning and Research – Geneva, Switzerland.






Lisa Studdert 

PhD: 2000

Senior Management as Deputy Secretary with the Department of Health, Australia


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