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Elena N. Naumova

173 shared publications

Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Boston, MA 02111, USA

Ruth Meinzen-Dick

136 shared publications

International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC, USA

Shibani Ghosh

37 shared publications

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Nutrition, Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts

Shakuntala H. Thilsted

27 shared publications

WorldFish, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Kenneth Chui

24 shared publications

Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, School of Medicine, Tufts University, 136 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02111, USA

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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Unsafe Drinking Water Is Associated with Environmental Enteric Dysfunction and Poor Growth Outcomes in Young Children in... Jacqueline M. Lauer, Florence M. Turyashemererwa, Patrick We... Published: 05 December 2018
The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.18-0143
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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Agri-food systems in international research for development: Ten theses regarding impact pathways, partnerships, program... Thomas P. Tomich, Preetmoninder Lidder, Jeroen Dijkman, Mari... Published: 01 December 2018
Agricultural Systems, doi: 10.1016/j.agsy.2018.12.004
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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Nutritional resilience in Nepal following the earthquake of 2015 Andrew L. Thorne-Lyman, Angela K. C., Swetha Manohar, Binod ... Published: 07 November 2018
PLOS ONE, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0205438
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The 2015 earthquake in Nepal caused massive damages and triggered relief activities to minimize human suffering. The post-earthquake nutrition and food security situation in the hardest hit areas remains uncertain. Two national cross-sectional surveys were conducted in 2014 and 2016 among households (HH) with pre-school aged children or newly married women. Of the 21 village development committees (VDCs) included in this sample, 7 fell within “earthquake-affected” areas. This paper presents data from 982 HH, 1015 women, and 883 children from 2014 and 1056 HH, 1083 women, and 998 children from 2016 living in these areas, with longitudinal overlap of about 55%. Prevalence estimates and 95% confidence intervals were calculated, and logistic regression was used to calculate p-values, both using robust estimates of standard errors to account for clustering. From 2014 to 2016, child wasting (weight-for-height z score <-2) fell from 4.5% (95% CI 3.3%– 6.1%) to 2.1% (1.4%– 3.1%) and food insecurity (assessed using the household food insecurity access scale) dropped from 17.6% (11.7%– 25.6%) to 12.4% (6.9%– 21.2%). Child stunting prevalence remained similar at both time-points. Improvements were also evident in dietary diversity and breastfeeding indicators. Nutrition and food security conditions remained comparable or improved one year after the earthquake despite evidence of structural and other damage. Livelihood resilience to shocks and/or effective nutrition, food or health interventions may have helped buffer the impact on nutrition, although this hypothesis requires further exploration.
Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Maternal aflatoxin exposure during pregnancy and adverse birth outcomes in Uganda Jacqueline M. Lauer, Christopher P. Duggan, Lynne M. Ausman,... Published: 23 October 2018
Maternal and Child Nutrition, doi: 10.1111/mcn.12701
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Aflatoxins are toxic metabolites of Aspergillus molds and are widespread in the food supply, particularly in low‐ and middle‐income countries (LMICs). Both in utero and infant exposure to aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) have been linked to poor child growth and development. The objective of this prospective cohort study was to investigate the association between maternal aflatoxin exposure during pregnancy and adverse birth outcomes, primarily lower birth weight, in a sample of 220 mother‐infant pairs in Mukono district, Uganda. Maternal aflatoxin exposure was assessed by measuring the serum concentration of AFB1‐lysine (AFB‐Lys) adduct at 17.8 ± 3.5 (mean ± SD) weeks gestation using high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). Anthropometry and birth outcome characteristics were obtained within 48 hours of delivery. Associations between maternal aflatoxin exposure and birth outcomes were assessed using multivariable linear regression models adjusted for confounding factors. Median maternal AFB‐Lys level was 5.83 pg/mg albumin (range: 0.71‐95.60 pg/mg albumin, IQR: 3.53‐9.62 pg/mg albumin). In adjusted linear regression models, elevations in maternal AFB‐Lys levels were significantly associated with lower weight (adj‐β: 0.07; 95% CI: ‐0.13, ‐0.003; p = 0.040), lower weight‐for‐age Z‐score (adj‐β: ‐0.16; 95% CI: ‐0.30, ‐0.01; p = 0.037), smaller head circumference (adj‐β: ‐0.26; 95% CI: ‐0.49, ‐0.02; p = 0.035), and lower head circumference‐for‐age Z‐score (adj‐β: ‐0.23; 95% CI: ‐0.43, ‐0.03; p = 0.023) in infants at birth. Overall, our data suggest an association between maternal aflatoxin exposure during pregnancy and adverse birth outcomes, particularly lower birth weight and smaller head circumference, but further research is warranted.
Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Biomarkers of maternal environmental enteric dysfunction are associated with shorter gestation and reduced length in new... Jacqueline M Lauer, Christopher P Duggan, Lynne M Ausman, Je... Published: 22 September 2018
The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, doi: 10.1093/ajcn/nqy176
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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Harnessing University Strengths in Multisectoral Collaborations for Planetary Health Simone Passarelli, Chelsey R Canavan, Robert Paarlberg, Cale... Published: 23 August 2018
Current Developments in Nutrition, doi: 10.1093/cdn/nzy063
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