Samuel Scott



Associate Research Fellow


Dr. Scott joined IFPRI’s Poverty Health and Nutrition Division in 2016 and conducts applied nutrition research in the South Asia region. He is currently working on (1) an impact and process evaluation of a program to improve nutrition through women’s self-help groups in five Indian states through behaviour change communication (Women Improving Nutrition through Group-based Strategies; WINGS), (2) an operations research study to strengthen health systems in Nepal, and (3) a cluster-randomized trial to decrease the prevalence of anemia and underweight in Nepali adolescents.

Previously, he has worked on The Interactions of Malnutrition and Enteric Infections: Consequences for Child Health and Development (MAL-ED) study, randomized controlled trials in India and Rwanda to measure the efficacy of iron-biofortified pearl millet and beans, and a study examining interrelations between iron status, physical fitness, and cognitive function among female college students in the United States.

Dr. Scott holds a Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences from The Pennsylvania State University.

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