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Monday, April 25, 2016

9:00AM – 5:00PM

Sackler DeBlois Auditorium
Arthur M. Sackler Center for Medical Education
145 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02111

The event is designed to encourage collaborative and synergistic relationships among Tufts-based (and other) researchers interested in this topic. The event will include lightning talks, breakout sessions, a digital poster session and a networking reception.

Lightning Talks:

  • The World’s Food Supply – Trends and Projections
  • Dietary Patterns, Undernutrition and Obesity – What People Eat, and What’s Eating Them
  • Markets, Food Prices and Food Security
  • Measuring Food Security – Metrics and Data Needs

Breakout Sessions:

  • Humanitarian Emergencies and Food Security Shocks
  • Social Movements, NGOs and Active Citizens
  • Emerging Infectious Disease in Livestock and the Environment
  • Policy and Politics of Food Security
  • Climate Change
  • Interactions between Food and Health

Food, Diet and Nutrition – Overview of Drivers and Global Goals

Patrick Webb, Alexander McFarlane Professor of Nutrition, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy 
 

Session I: The World’s Food Supply – Trends and Projections

Moderated by Timothy Griffin, Associate Professor and Director of the Agriculture, Food and Environment Program, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
 
“Enhancing Food Security in a Changing Climate” – Avery Cohn, Assistant Professor of Environment and Resource Policy, The Fletcher School
“Rising to the Challenge: Changing Course to Feed the World” – Timothy Wise, Director of Research and Policy Program, Global Development and Environment Institute
“From Food Quantity to Food Quality, and From Europe, the Americas and Asia to Africa: The Race Against Malthus Continues” – William Masters, Director, IMMANA Fellowships Program and Professor, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
 

Session II: Dietary Patterns, Undernutrition and Obesity – What People Eat, and What’s Eating Them

 Moderated by Robin Kanarek, John Wade Professor of Psychology, School of Arts & Sciences  
 
“Why they Eat What they Eat: A Study in Remote Areas in Karnataka, India” – Jyoti Ramakrishna, Associate Professor, Pediatrics, School of Medicine
“Obesity and Malnutrition: What Links Them?” – Susan Roberts, Senior Scientist and Director of Energy Metabolism Laboratory, Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging
“Food Insecurity in People Living with HIV” – Alice Tang, Associate Professor of Public Health & Community Medicine, School of Medicine
 

Session III: Measuring Food Security – Metrics and Data Needs

Moderated by Colin Orians, Professor of Biology, School of Arts & Sciences
 
“Metrics of Diet Quality: a Food Security Missing Link” – Jennifer Coates, Assistant Professor of Food Policy and Applied Nutrition, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Senior Researcher, Tufts Feinstein International Center
“Issues with Food Security, Measurements, and HIV” – Christine Wanke, Director of the Nutrition and Infection Unit, and Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine, School of Medicine
“Food Security Measurement in the United States” – Parke Wilde, Associate Professor, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
 

Breakout Sessions

 
Climate Change
Moderated by Shafiqul Islam, Director, Water Diplomacy Program and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, School of Engineering
 
Emerging Infectious Disease in Livestock and the Environment
Moderated by Christopher Whittier, Research Assistant Professor of Infectious Disease and Global Health, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine 
 
Humanitarian Emergencies and Food Security Shocks
Moderated by Daniel Maxwell, Director of the MAHA Program, Professor and Research Director, Feinstein International Center 
 
Interactions between Food and Health
Moderated by Shibani Ghosh, Senior Scientist at the Nevin Scrimshaw International Nutrition Foundation (INF), Adjunct Assistant Professor, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy 
 
Policy and Politics of Food Security
Moderated by Sheldon Krimsky, Lenore Stern Professor of Humanities and Social Sciences, Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, School of Arts & Sciences 
 
Social Movements, NGOs, and Active Citizens
Moderated by Peter Levine, Associate Dean for Research and Lincoln Filene Professor of Citizenship & Public Affairs, Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life 
 

Session IV: Markets, Food Prices and Food Security

Moderated by Steven Block, Academic Dean, Professor of International Economics, and Director of the Program on International Development, The Fletcher School
 
“Consumer Incentives, Nutrition, and Food Security” – Sean Cash, Associate Professor, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Associate Director, Economics and Consumer Behavior, Tufts University Sensory and Science Center
“Weather-Related Risk and Food Security in Developing Countries” – Kyle Emerick, Assistant Professor of Economics, School of Arts & Sciences
“Threats to Food Security in Southern Africa: Energy-Environment- Economics” – Kenneth Strzepek, Research Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, School of Engineering