Suzanne Gervais

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Current Activities

Current Professional Activities
Professional Society: American Society of Nutritional Sciences

Invited speaker McKnight Foundation, Collaborative Crop Research Program in Africa, annual researchers' meeting, Malawi 


Biographical Statement
Since 1992 Suzanne has been a consultant for development agencies in Africa. She designs, reviews and evaluates health and nutrition components and participatory approaches in food security and nutrition programs as well as in poverty reduction and emergency preparedness programs in developing countries. Her research uses qualitative methods and participatory approaches at the community level.

Her past studies included a participatory action research in Burkina Faso engaging community leaders in the development of a local food security surveillance system leading to effective actions that reduced hunger and food insecurity in the household level. This study examined the determinants of action in decision-makers at the community and household levels.

Ph. D.  2006  Cornell University, Human Nutrition
M.S.    1993  Université Laval (Canada), Nutrition
B.S.     1990  University of Ottawa (Canada), Biochemistry / Nutrition

Courses, Websites, Pubs

Courses Taught
NS635 Introduction to Community Nutrition Research for Dietetic Interns
Mentoring research projects of Dietetic Interns

Ad Hoc Lecturer for:
NS306 Nutritional Problems in Developing Nations
NS122 Nutrition and the Life Cycle