Associate Professor, Nutritional Sciences
Dr. Andrew Jones is a public health nutritionist broadly interested in understanding the influence of food security on the nutritional status of women and young children in low-income settings. He is an Associate Professor in Nutritional Sciences at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Dr. Jones received his Ph.D. in International Nutrition from Cornell University. His research examines the impact pathways of agriculture and food systems on the food and nutrition security of rural farming households as well as transitioning households in urban and peri-urban areas. He also conducts research on the co-occurrence of micronutrient deficiencies and overweight women during pregnancy, the role of food security in shaping this “double burden," and its consequences on infant and child nutrition. In particular, Dr. Jones examines the influence of maternal overweight status and the inflammatory milieu during pregnancy in shaping maternal iron status, as well as infant iron status, growth and development. He conducts his research in India, southern Africa, and the Andean region of South America.