Kristen Hurley

Kristen Hurley

Assistant Professor

Departmental Affiliation(s):

International Health (Primary)
Division: Human Nutrition

Contact Information

615 N. Wolfe Street, E2516
Baltimore , Maryland   21205
US        

410-955-7937
410-955-0196

Education

PhD, Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2007
MPH, Boston University, 1997

Overview

My research interests focus on the intersections between nutrition and early child development. My research has included examining the relations between: 1) maternal mental health and maternal and child nutritional status, 2) responsive feeding and child growth, and 3) maternal and child micronutrient status and child development. I am also interested in the development, efficacy, and scaling up of integrated interventions designed to improve children’s nutritional status and development My goal is that this research will provide insights into the interdisciplinary mechanisms that influence children’s health and development, and ultimately their productivity and human capital. This information can be used to develop programs and policies that support maternal and child well-being across the lifespan.

Research Interests

maternal and child health and nutrition, child development, feeding behaviors, micronutrient deficiencies, obesity