PhD Candidate
Division of Nutritional Sciences


Ibukun Owoputi is a PhD Candidate in international nutrition. Her research interests include maternal and child nutrition in disadvantaged populations, both in the U.S. and abroad. She is also interested in the use of participatory research methods for community programs. Currently, her research explores gender and development, food security, and agriculture-nutrition linkages using both qualitative and quantitative research methods.

Operation research for the Addressing Stunting in Tanzania Early Project (ASTUTE). This operations research explores the impact of community health workers (CHWs) on ASTUTE programming to strengthen the capacity of the frontline workforce to support families and motivate behavior change. In addition, this work examines the link between spousal relations and maternal and child nutrition practices. 

The Sustainable Land Management (SLM) Survey as part of the Malawi Farmer to Farmer Project (MAFFA). This project explores the impact of participatory agroecological methods and community-based nutrition educational methods on household food security and maternal nutrition. 

M.S. 2016 - Tufts University, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Food Policy and Applied Nutrition 
B.S. 2011 - Case Western Reserve University, Human Nutrition

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