Associate Professor at the Brown School and Director, E3 Nutrition Lab
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Lora Iannotti has expertise in maternal and young child nutrition and nutrient deficiencies, related to poverty and infectious diseases. Her research focuses on highly vulnerable populations across multiple races and ethnicities, including indigenous communities in Ecuador, the Samburu pastoralists and other ethnic groups along the coast of Kenya, the urban poor in Haiti, and underrepresented minority communities in St. Louis. Dr. Iannotti applies epidemiological methods to investigate interventions aimed at reducing stunted growth and other health disparities. She collaborates with local partners to test innovative, transdisciplinary approaches using animal source foods and small livestock and fisheries development. She is founder and director of the E3 Nutrition Lab, working to identify maternal and child nutrition interventions that are equitably accessed, environmentally sustainable, and evolutionarily appropriate. Iannotti received her doctorate from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is currently a Fulbright U.S. Scholar with the U.S. Department of State. Dr. Iannotti consults with the World Health Organization (WHO), USAID Feed the Future Fish Innovation Lab, among other global projects and organizations.