Kathryn G. Dewey

University of California. Davis. USA.


Kathryn Dewey is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Nutrition and Director of the Program in International and Community Nutrition at the University of California, Davis. Her research focuses on maternal and infant nutrition, including clinical and community-based research in the United States, Mexico, Costa Rica, Honduras, Guatemala, Peru, Ghana, Malawi, and Bangladesh. Her professional service includes consultation for WHO, UNICEF, PAHO, NIH, and the National Academy of Medicine, scientific advisory committees for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the UK Medical Research Council, member of the U.S. Food and Nutrition Board and the Board of Directors for the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, and serving as President of the Society for International Nutrition Research and of the International Society for Research on Human Milk and Lactation. Dr. Dewey has mentored more than 40 graduate students and produced more than 350 publications. She has received several national and international awards, including the Kellogg Prize for International Nutrition, the Macy-György Award from ISRHML, and the E.V. McCollum International Lectureship.