Food Choices for a Healthy Planet Accelerator

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Andrew Thorne-Lyman

Associate Scientist, Center for Human Nutrition

Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future

Food Choices for a Healthy Planet Accelerator

Andrew Thorne-Lyman, ScD, MHS, joined the center as Affiliated Faculty in 2019. He is an associate scientist at the Center for Human Nutrition in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. In his role at The Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future, Andrew provides expertise on human nutrition, including in the context of seafood consumption, and he brings an international health background to the Center, as well. Before coming to Johns Hopkins in 2016, he was a senior nutrition specialist and team leader at The WorldFish Center (Malaysia), a lecturer at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and a director of nutrition research at the Earth Institute, Columbia University. He has also served in various capacities at the UN World Food Programme (Rome) and Helen Keller International (Bangladesh). Current research interests include exploring the role of fish in meeting the nutritional needs of vulnerable populations in low and middle income countries, particularly of young children, studying links between food systems, diet and nutrition and health outcomes, and the development and validation of indicators to measure the effectiveness of nutrition programs. Andrew earned his BA at Pomona College, his MHS at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and his ScD at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

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