Suzanne Gervais

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Current Activities

Current Professional Activities
Professional Society: American Society of Nutritional Sciences


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 in developing countries. Her research uses qualitative methods and participatory approaches at the community level.

Her current research addresses the linkages between agriculture, health and nutrition in developing countries where she examines the effects on child nutrition outcomes of differential levels and quality of integration of multisectoral activities within food security projects.

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 at the household level. That 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 Dietetics Interns

Ad Hoc Lecturer for:
NS122 Nutrition and the Life Cycle
ENTOM 4101 Malaria Interventions in Ghana (Fall)
ENTOM 4110 Malaria Interventions in Ghana (Spring)
NS6370 Epidemilogy of Nutrition