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Doctoral Candidate
Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University
slh277@cornell.edu 

Samantha L. Huey

Sam received her B.S. in Biology with minors in Nutrition & Global Diseases from Cedar Crest College (Allentown, PA). At Cornell, she focuses on understanding the interactions between micronutrients and infectious diseases and their impact on the gut microbiome. Currently, she is conducting fieldwork for the bio-fortified pearl millet study taking place among infants and young children living in urban slums of Mumbai, India.

Doctoral Candidate
Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University
sc2638@cornell.edu 

Susannah Colt

Suze holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Biology and Anthropology and a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health. Prior to joining the Mehta Research Group, Suze was involved in sero-surveillance and basic research of infectious diseases. She is currently studying the relationship between vitamin A status and the immune response to acute febrile illnesses in resource-limited settings. Suze is also developing a rapid point-of-care assay to assess vitamin A levels in whole blood. 

Elizabeth CT

Doctoral Student
Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University
ect53@cornell.edu

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Doctoral Student
Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University
cj392@cornell.edu

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Doctoral Student
Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University
kr489@cornell.edu

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Master’s Student
Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University
mmt95@cornell.edu

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Master’s Student
Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University
pr453@cornell.edu

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Camille Elyse Jones

Camille joins our team as a Dean’s Excellence Graduate Fellow. She earned a Bachelor of Science from Howard University with a major in biology and minors in chemistry and business administration. She then earned a Masters in Public Health from Tulane University’s School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine while working as a Masters International Peace Corps Volunteer in Mochudi and Gaborone, Botswana. Continuing her Peace Corps service with the U.S. Agency for International Development, Camille pioneered program design in supply chain management, building the capacity of health professionals to provide antiretroviral medications and health commodities to patients throughout the country. As a result of her time working in communities, Camille became increasingly interested in environmental health determinants, and sought avenues to take an epidemiological approach to investigate relationships between nutrition and disease.

Kripa Rajagopalan

Kripa is a first-year Doctoral student from India where she did her undergraduate and graduate education (B.Sc. Life Sciences-Mumbai University; M.Sc. Food Science and Nutrition-S.N.D.T. Women’s University). She worked in India with the marginalized communities before her Master of Science degree in Public Health (Human Nutrition-Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health). Her early experiences involve nutrition counseling to pregnant and lactating women, and mothers of low-birth weight babies and immunocompromised children (Foundation for Mother and Child Health-India). She has been involved in research projects such as PRACHITI (studying the relationship between diet, gut microbiome, and inflammation among HIV-infected and uninfected pregnant women based in India)—a project of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine-Division of Infectious Diseases. Her research interests include exploring risk factors, especially the modifiable ones such as poor nutrition, inflammation, and infection, to prevent diseases.

Meghan Mary Trumbull-Kennedy

Meghan received a B.A. in Biology with a minor in Chemistry at Alfred University. Undergraduate Research focused on Cold Tolerance and Anthocyanins in Tomatoes.  Currently working towards a Master’s in Nutrition.

 

Pratiwi Ridwan

Pratiwi is a second year master student with research interest in infectious disease and nutrition. She did her undergraduate in Faculty of Medicine of Padjadjaran University - Indonesia. Prior to joining Mehta Research Group, She was working as a medical doctor at primary health care in Sumba island, East Nusa Tenggara - Indonesia.