Jacqueline Marie Lauer, MPH, MS
Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy
Tufts University, Boston, MA
Mentors Dr. Shibani Ghosh
Jacqueline Lauer is a PhD candidate at Tufts' Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. She focuses on international nutrition and public health policies and programs primarily in East Africa.
Jacqueline received a Masters degree in Public Health from Tulane University's School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine in International Health and Development and a Masters degree in Food Policy and Applied Nutrition from Tufts' Friedman School of Nutrition. Between programs, Jacqueline served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Peru as a community health promoter. Over those two years, she worked on projects related to improved cooking stoves, small animal husbandry, and the promotion of healthy homes, hand washing, breastfeeding, and early childhood stimulation. . During her time at Tufts, Jacqueline has worked as a Research Assistant at the Feinstein International Center on studies in South Sudan and Somalia, and has worked in South Sudan conducting a food habits and food utilization study. Most recently, she has worked as a Teaching Assistant for a variety of graduate level research methods classes and is now in the early stages of her dissertation work.