Andrew Jones, PhD
Andrew Jones is a public health nutritionist interested in understanding how food
influence the nutrition and health status of vulnerable populations in low- and middle-income
countries (LMICs). Specifically, his research has focused on: 1) understanding the extent to and
mechanisms by which biodiversity within agricultural systems influences the diversity and
quality of diets of farming households; and 2) examining the role of key food systems
determinants (i.e., urban and rural food environments, food insecurity, and food value chains)
in influencing undernutrition, overweight and the co-occurrence of these conditions among
women and children.
Andrew has worked as a consultant for several institutions, including the World Bank, the
International Food Policy Research Institute, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, and UNICEF.
He also served as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in Kazakhstan from 2002-2004.
- Ph.D., Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University, 2011
- B.A., Film Production, The Pennsylvania State University, 2002
- B.A., Geography, The Pennsylvania State University, 2002
- Jones AD, Hoey L, Blesh J, Miller L, Green A, Shapiro L. A systematic review of the measurement of sustainable diets. Advances in Nutrition 2016. doi: 10.3945/ an.115.011015.
- Vanek S, Jones AD, Drinkwater L. Coupling of soil regeneration, food security, and nutrition outcomes in Andean subsistence agroecosystems. Food Security 2016. doi: 10.1007/s12571-016-0598-2.
- Jones AD, Acharya Y, Galway L. Urbanicity gradients are associated with the household- and individual-level double burden of malnutrition in Sub-Saharan Africa. Journal of Nutrition 2016. doi: jn.115.226654.
- Jones AD, Ejeta G. A new global agenda for nutrition and health: the importance of agriculture and food systems. Bulletin of the World Health Organization 2016;94:228-229.
- Jones AD, Zhao G, Jiang Y, Zhou M, Xu G, Kaciroti N, Zhang Z, Lozoff B. Maternal obesity during pregnancy is negatively associated with maternal and neonatal iron status. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2016. doi:10.1038/ejcn.2015.229.
- Mbuya MNN, Moulton LH, Prendergast AJ, Stoltzfus RJ, Tavengwa NV, Ntozini R, Jones AD, Maluccio JA, Tielsch JM, Mangwadu G, Humphrey JH. The Sanitation Hygiene Infant Nutrition Efficacy (SHINE) Trial: Rationale, Design and Methods. Clinical Infectious Diseases 2015;61(Suppl 7):S685-S702.
- Mbuya MNN, Jones AD, Ntozini R, Humphrey JH, Moulton LH, Stoltzfus RJ, Maluccio JA, and SHINE Trial Group. Theory-driven process evaluation of the SHINE Trial using a program impact pathway (PIP) approach. Clinical Infectious Diseases 2015;61(Suppl 7):S752-S758.
- Jones AD, Shapiro LF, Wilson ML. The potential and limitations of leveraging food sovereignty to improve human health. Frontiers in Public Health 2015;3:263. doi:10.3389/fpubh.2015.00263.
- Jones AD, Hayter AKM, Baker CP, Prabhakaran P, Gupta V, Kulkarni B, Smith GD, Ben-Shlomo Y, Krishna KVR, Kumar PU, Kinra S. Anemia and cardiometabolic disease risk demonstrate sex-specific sociodemographic patterning in a rural region of southern India. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2015: doi:10.1038/ejcn.2015.177.
- Jones AD. The production diversity of subsistence farms in the Bolivian Andes is associated with the quality of child feeding practices as measured by a validated summary feeding index. Public Health Nutrition 2015;18(2):329-342.
- Jones AD, Rukobo S, Chasekwa B, Mutasa K, Ntozini R, Mbuya MNN, Stoltzfus RJ, Humphrey JH, Prendergast AJ. Acute illness is associated with suppression of the growth hormone axis in Zimbabwean infants. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 2015;92(2):463-70.
- Jones AD, Shrinivas A, Bezner-Kerr R. Farm production diversity is associated with greater household dietary diversity in Malawi: findings from nationally representative data. Food Policy 2014;46:1-12.
- Prendergast AJ, Rukobo S, Chasekwa B, Mutasa K, Ntozini R, Mbuya MNN, Jones AD, Stoltzfus RJ, Humphrey JH. Stunting is characterized by chronic inflammation in Zimbabwean infants.PLOS One 2014; doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0086928.
- Jones AD, IckesSB, Heidkamp RA, Smith LE, Mduduzi MNN, Chasekwa B, MenonP, ZongroneAA, Stoltzfus RJ. World Health Organization infant and young child feeding indicators and their associations with child growth: a synthesis of recent findings. Maternal & Child Nutrition 2014;10(1):1-17. *most downloaded article of 2014 in Maternal & Child Nutrition
- Jones AD, Ngure F, Pelto G, Young S. What are we assessing when we measure food security?:A compendium and review of current metrics. Advances in Nutrition 2013; 4:481-505. A compendium and review of current metrics. Advances in Nutrition 2013; 4:481-505.