Lorraine Cordeiro

Professional Title: 
Assistant Professor
Campus Address: 
210B Chenoweth

B.A., Mount Holyoke College; M.P.H., Tulane University; Ph.D., Tufts University; Postdoctoral Research Fellow, National Institute of Child Health and Development (NICHD), Wellesley Centers for Women

Area(s) of Specialization: 

Food Security, Adolescent Nutrition, Undernutrition, Refugees/Immigrants

Research Description: 

Dr. Cordeiro conducts research both in the U.S.A. and internationally. The primary focus of her research is on household food security and adolescent nutritional health. She is currently investigating the associations between food security, food practices, and health risks among Cambodian women in Massachusetts. Dr. Cordeiro has conducted research in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Tanzania, and the U.S.

Key Publications: 

Cordeiro LS, Wilde PE, Semu H, and Levinson FJ. Household food security is inversely associated with undernutrition among adolescents from Kilosa, Tanzania. Journal of Nutrition. 2012. 142(9):1741-1747.

Cordeiro LS. Household dietary diversity, wild edible plants, and diarrhea among rural households in Tanzania. Journal of Medicinally Active Plants. 2012. 1(3):98-105.

Cordeiro LS, Lamstein S, Mahmud Z, and Levinson FJ. Adolescent malnutrition in developing countries: a close look at the problem and at two national experiences. United Nations. SCN News. Late 2005-Early 2006. 31:6-13.

Lorraine Cordeiro Curriculum Vitae