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Engaging Family Members to Support Maternal and Child Nutrition

Stephanie Martin is an assistant professor with more than 15 years’ experience designing and implementing behavioral interventions in low-income countries. Dr. Martin’s research focuses on the evaluation of behavioral interventions to improve maternal and child nutrition, implementation research to facilitate the translation of global recommendations into effective programs, and mixed-methods research to examine barriers and facilitators to infant and young child care and feeding practices.She is particularly interested in behavioral interventions to increase social support, and is currently examining family members’ experiences supporting women for improved maternal and child nutrition in Kenya and Tanzania. As a global health practitioner, Dr. Martin implemented policy-, facility- and community-level programs, and developed dozens of training and communication materials to promote maternal, child and adolescent health and nutrition, as well as HIV prevention, care and treatment.

The Carolina Population Center hosts a weekly Friday lecture on a topic that enhances our understanding of population-related changes. The 2019-2020 Interdisciplinary Research Seminars will feature talks related to aging trajectories, health behavior, the Zika virus, and the beverage tax – among other topics.

All seminars are held from 12:00 – 1:00 pm in Carolina Square Room 2002 at 123 W. Franklin St. unless otherwise indicated.

Instructors: To arrange for class attendance, contact CPC (cpc@unc.edu) by the Monday before the seminar. Streaming may be available and must be arranged at least one week in advance.

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