Agnès Le Port joined IFPRI in July 2012 as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Poverty, Health and Nutrition Division to work on the Dairy Value Chain project in Senegal. Since then, she has studied the impact of various nutrition-sensitive interventions and programs in West Africa. She is interested in a wide range of research areas including maternal and perinatal health and nutrition, child health and nutrition, maternal mental health, and infectious diseases.
Prior to joining IFPRI, she was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the French National Institute on Medical Research (INSERM) where she worked on the relationship between dietary patterns and depressive symptoms in a large cohort of French adults. As a PhD candidate at the French Institute for Research and Development (IRD), she conducted research on the prevention of malaria during pregnancy and on the biological, nutritional, and environmental determinants of first malaria infection in a cohort of infants in Benin.
Agnès has a PhD in Public Health (Paris-6 University, France), a Master’s degree in Epidemiology (Paris-6 University, France), and she has a Doctorate in Pharmacy (Paris-11 University).
She is fluent in French and Spanish.