September 6, 2016
Marie Spiker, MSPH, RD, is a third year doctoral student in the Department of International Health. Her research interests include global food security, nutrition-sensitive interventions, and value chains for nutrient dense foods. Her thesis research, conducted with the HERMES Logistics Modeling Team at the Global Obesity Prevention Center, uses computational modeling to identify supply chain improvements that could decrease postharvest loss and increase the availability of nutrient dense foods in low- and middle-income countries. Marie received her bachelor’s degrees in public health and medical anthropology from the University of Washington and her Master of Science in Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She completed her clinical dietetic training at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Her advisor is Dr. Kristen Hurley, Assistant Professor in the Program in Human Nutrition in the Department of International Health.
Fellowships Awarded: 2016, 2015, 2014