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Leah Isquith-Dicker

Leah Isquith-Dicker is a PhD student in Biocultural Anthropology. She recently returned from ten months of fieldwork in Peru as a Fogarty Scholar where she conducted mixed-methods research to explore the associations between women’s social networks, food security, and nutritional health. Leah earned a BA in Anthropology and Global Health, Culture, and Society from Emory University and a MPH in Global Health from the University of Washington. Before returning to graduate school, Leah worked as a researcher at healthcare agency for homeless individuals in Boston and taught English in Ecuador. Leah uses perspectives from evolutionary biology, anthropology, and public health to inform community-centered public health programs and policies. Her interests include maternal and child health, nutrition, and urban health.