Prof. Dr. Lynnette M. Neufeld

IUNS Council Member


IUNS Council Member. Director of Monitoring, Learning and Research at the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN). Canada.

Biography

Dr. Lynnette M. Neufeld is Director of Monitoring, Learning and Research at the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN). Dr. Neufeld’s professional goal is to mobilize intellectual resources to improve the health and nutrition of populations, using strategic research to inform better program design and implementation. Before joining GAIN in October 2013, Dr. Neufeld was Chief Technical Advisor and Director of the Technical Services Unit at the Micronutrient Initiative (MI) where she led the organization’s efforts to identify, develop and support strategic research related to diverse aspects of micronutrients in programs. From 1998 to 2009, Dr. Neufeld was Director of the Division of Nutritional Epidemiology at the National Institute of Public Health (INSP) in Mexico where her research focused on improving the effectiveness of interventions to promote the health, growth and development of children from disadvantaged populations. She continues an active research agenda, including lead researcher on the nutrition impact evaluation of the Oportunidades (Mexico). She continues an active role in research, teaching and student advising through on-going collaborations with Emory and Cornell Universities and INSP in Mexico and has over 80 publications in peer reviewed journals and book chapters. Dr. Neufeld has a Doctoral and Master’s Degrees in International Nutrition from Cornell University and a Bachelor of Applied Human Nutrition from Guelph University in Guelph, Canada.