Research in Brazil
In 2012, Dr. Weaver started an ongoing research project in rural Para state, Brazil, that explores the cultural value of local and imported foods, how food insecurity shapes people's access to those foods, and how those factors shape physical and mental health. It is part of an NSF-funded multi-site study with colleagues at Emory University and Duke University that will compare food insecurity, mental health, and nutritional status in Brazil, Ethiopia, and Haiti.
Guiding questions for the project include:
The next phase of this project is scheduled to begin in summer 2017, and we are currently seeking to recruit a Master's or Doctoral student to participate in data collection.
Please visit Dr. Weaver's publications section for more information on the results of the project so far.
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