Steven C. LeClerq, BA
Field Director/JHU Representative
Division: Human Nutrition
Center & Institute Affiliation(s):
615 North Wolfe St.
Baltimore , Maryland 21225
BA , Carleton College , 1996
My research interests are focused on identifying effective, low-cost interventions to improve infant, child and maternal nutrition, health and survival in developing country contexts.
This research has been carried out through the Nepal Nutrition Intervention Project - Sarlahi (NNIPS) in the lowlands of Nepal, near the border with the Indian state of Bihar in a series of large community trials of micronutrient supplementation, with nested studies also investigating the effects of chlorhexadine wiping and cord care on infant survival, as well as ethnographic studies of local beliefs and practices relating to development of micronutrient deficiencies.
International Health, Human Nutrition, Nepal Nutrition Intervention Project, Vitamin A deficiency; micronutrient deficiency; nutritional epidemiology; clinical and community trials; intervention program evaluation.
Checkley W; West KP; Wise RA; Baldwin MR; Wu L; LeClerq SC; Christian P; Katz J; Tielsch JM; Khatry SK; Sommer A. Maternal vitamin A supplementation and lung function in offspring. The New England Journal of Medicine 2010;362(19):1784-94.
Christian P, Murray-Kolb LE, Khatry SK, Katz J, Schaefer BA, Cole PM, LeClerq SC, Tielsch JM. Prenatal Micronutrient Supplementation and Neurocognitive Development in Early School Age Children in Nepal. JAMA (accepted for publication).
Mullany LC; Katz J; Khatry SK; LeClerq SC; Darmstadt GL; Tielsch JM. Neonatal hypothermia and associated risk factors among newborns of southern Nepal. BMC medicine 2010;8():43.
Mullany LC; Katz J; Khatry SK; LeClerq SC; Darmstadt GL; Tielsch JM. Risk of mortality associated with neonatal hypothermia in southern Nepal. Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine 2010;164(7):650-6.