Research in Brazil
In 2012, I 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 compares food insecurity, mental health, and nutritional status in Brazil, Ethiopia, and Haiti.
Guiding questions for the project include:
Please visit my publications section for more information on the results of the project so far.
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