Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of International Public Affairs
Jessica Fanzo is an Assistant Professor of Nutrition in the Institute of Human Nutrition and Department of Pediatrics at Columbia University Medical Center in New York. She also serves as the Director of Nutrition Policy at the Center on Globalization and Sustainable Development and is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of International Public Affairs. Jessica collaborates with the AgCenter on work related to intersection between agriculture and nutrition.
Before joining Columbia University, Jessica was the Evaluation and Monitoring Officer for the REACH Interagency partnership to combat child hunger at the United Nations World Food Programme. In 2010 and 2011, Jessica was a Senior Scientist at Bioversity International in Rome Italy, where she led their Nutrition program. From 2007 to 2010, Jessica served as the Nutrition Director for the Center for Global Health and Economic Development at the Earth Institute, and the Nutrition Regional Advisor for East and Southern Africa at the Millennium Development Goal Centre at the World Agroforestry Centre in Kenya.
Jessica became the first laureate in 2012 of the Daniel Carasso Premio for her work on sustainable food and diets for long-term human health. Jessica has a PhD in Nutrition from the University of Arizona and completed a Stephen I. Morse postdoctoral fellowship in Immunology at Columbia University.