Jody Harris joined IFPRI’s Poverty, Health and Nutrition Division as a research analyst in September 2010. Her work is primarily on linking agriculture and heath for nutrition, including program evaluations and reviews of published evidence. Before joining IFPRI, Jody was a research assistant at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, working on a systematic review of eating behaviour; a consultant to UNHCR with University College London, designing monitoring and evaluation systems for the use of novel foods in refugee camps; and worked in several country programs with Action Against Hunger, designing HIV nutrition programmes and managing operational research. Jody has worked in various development contexts, including urban Zambia; rural Uganda; pastoralist Kenya; and refugee camps in Bangladesh.
Jody is currently studying for a doctoral degree at the University of London, supported by the Leverhulme Centre for Integrative Research on Agriculture and Health (LCIRAH), looking at cross-sectoral governance of nutrition between the health and agriculture ministries in Zambia. She has an MSc in Public Health Nutrition from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and a BSc in Nutrition and Health.