The institute will broadly encompass the development, validation, implementation, and scale-up of any technology that has the potential to solve a global health/nutrition problem. Following is an example list of areas where the existing strengths of Cornell can be leveraged in the nutrition and global health context.
Application of nanotechnology and automated image processing in a global context
Development of physiological systems biomarkers and engineering nutrition solutions for critical care and chronic disease populations
Use of technology to develop and test crops with enhanced nutritive content
Geographic information systems technologies to identify ‘hot spots’ of disease burden to help target resources
Development of improved database and communications tools to enable ‘big data’ collection and analyses
Electronic Methods to modify behavior and improve adherence to preventive and therapeutic regimens for better health