Undergraduate Education

Harvard University, Faculty of Arts and Science

Nutrition and Global Health
Course Instructors: Dr. Christopher Duggan and Dr. Shilpa Bhupathiraju
This course introduces students to nutrition and its relation to global health problems, including infectious and chronic diseases, maternal and child health, and climate change. Students will explore the demographic, epidemiological, biological, social, political, and economic determinants of nutritional status. Emphasis is placed on the role of nutritional status and dietary intake as determinants and consequences of health problems. Students will be encouraged to think critically about major challenges to improving nutrition and health at a global level. Nutritional assessment, study design, and efficacy of nutrition interventions will be explored in detail.