Sunny Kim



Research Fellow


Sunny Kim is a Research Fellow in the Poverty, Health, and Nutrition Division at IFPRI, where she joined as a postdoctoral fellow in 2012.  Her research focuses on evaluating program impacts on maternal and child health and nutrition as well as the implementation processes and uptake of interventions using mixed methods.  Her current work involves the process and impact evaluations of large-scale nutrition interventions, particularly the Alive & Thrive initiative for infant and young child nutrition in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, and Vietnam, and the operational studies of the government women’s and child health and nutrition services in India. 

Sunny received her PhD in International Nutrition from Cornell University and her MPH in International Health Promotion from George Washington University.  She holds a BA in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of California, Berkeley.  Before joining IFPRI, Sunny worked for eight years as a Technical Officer in the Nutrition Unit at the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO). 

Languages spoken: English, Korean, Spanish 

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Oct 15, 2017 to Oct 20, 2017
IUNs 21st International Congress of Nutrition (ICN)