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Shelley M. Walton, MPH

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615 N. Wolfe Street
Room E8530
Baltimore, Maryland 21205


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MPH, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2011
RD, East Carolina University, 2010
BS, The Pennsylvania State University, 2009


Shelley Walton has over eight years of experience designing and managing complex, multi-sectoral international nutrition initiatives, promoting scaling evidence to policy and practice. Shelley has managed nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive research and is an expert in addressing defined nutritional needs through specialized nutritious food assistance products.

She is currently a Research Associate at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in the Department of International Health, Institute for International Programs. Formerly, she was a Project Manager for the Food Aid Quality Review Project at Tufts University, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. Shelley is a Registered Dietitian and earned her MPH from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, focused on international nutrition.

  • International Nutrition Program: Development and Delivery
  • Food Assistance: Programming, Ration Design, Packaging, Supply Chain Logistics
  • Nutrition in Emergencies
  • Nutrition-Specific Programming
  • Nutrition-Sensitive Programming
  • Social and Behavior Change
  • Health Communication
  • Humanitarian Assistance
  • Maternal, Newborn and Child Health
  • Nutrition Indicators and Metrics
  • Infant and Young Child Feeding
  • Malnutrition
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Cost-Effectiveness

Food Assistance

  • 1. Webb, P., Caiafa, K., Walton, S.M. for the Food Aid Quality Review Group, Making Food Aid Fit-for-Purpose in the 21st Century: A Review of Recent Initiatives Improving the Nutritional Quality of Foods Used in Emergency and Development Programming. Food and Nutrition Bulletin, Vol. 38, Issue 4. December 2017. p. 574-584.
  • 2. Langlois, B. K., Suri, D. J., Wilner, L., Walton, S. M., Chui, K. H., Caiafa, K. R., & Rogers, B. L. (2017). Self-report vs. direct measures for assessing corn-soy blend porridge preparation and feeding behavior in a moderate acute malnutrition treatment program in southern Malawi. Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition,1-12.
  • 3. Schauer C, Sunley N, Melgarejo Hubbell C, Walton S.M., et al. Experiences and lessons learned for planning and supply of micronutrient powders interventions. Matern Child Nutr. 2017;13(S1):e12494.
  • 4. Wilner, L., Suri, D. J., Langlois, B. K., Walton, S. M., & Rogers, B. L. (2017). Effective delivery of social and behavior change communication through a Care Group model in a supplementary feeding program. Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition, 36(1).
  • 5. Suri, D., Marcus, S., Ghosh, S., Kurpad, A., & Rosenberg, I. (2013). Protein Quality Workshop: Importance of Protein Quality in Prevention and Treatment of Child Malnutrition. Food & Nutrition Bulletin, 34(2), 223-283.