Lora Iannotti, PhD

Associate Professor, Associate Dean for Public Health

Dr. Iannotti is the associate dean for public health and is an associate professor at the Brown School. She has expertise in maternal and young child nutrition and nutrient deficiencies (zinc, iron, vitamin A, B12, choline, and fatty acids) related to poverty and infectious diseases, and applies epidemiological methods to investigate interventions aimed at reducing stunted growth and development.

Dr. Iannotti leads projects in Haiti, Ecuador, and East Africa where she collaborates with local partners to test innovative, transdisciplinary approaches using animal source foods and small livestock and fisheries development. She is founder and director of the E3 Nutrition Lab, working to identify Economically affordable, Environmentally sustainable, and Evolutionarily appropriate nutrition solutions globally. She is currently working with Catholic Relief Services to help conduct an evaluation in Guatemala and is periodically an evaluation partner with other NGOs and consulting groups.

Prior to pursuing her PhD, she worked for over ten years with UN agencies and non-governmental organizations on nutrition and food security programming and policy. She serves on public health advisory and journal editorial boards and consults with WHO, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), among other international organizations.