Ph.D. Student Profile

Zachary  Gersten, MPH

Zachary Gersten, MPH

  • Doctoral Candidate
  • Cognate: Nutritional Epidemiology


  • BA, Biology, 2011 from Boston University College of Arts & Sciences
  • MPH, 2015, Boston University School of Public Health

Research Interests & Projects

Fish2Nutrition: Using dynamic modeling to understand fisheries-nutrition linkages in Ghana.

Selected Publications

  • Gersten, Z., Akrofi, M.N.A., Sarpong, D.B., & Jones, A.D. (2020, June). ‘What I Know Is that I Like Fish’: A Qualitative Study of Food System Factors Influencing Fish Consumption Among Women in Accra, Ghana. Poster presentation at the American Society for Nutrition 2020. Online.
  • Report. Environmental Justice Committee, American Public Health Association. (2019). California Environmental Justice Resources. Washington, D.C. Charles Lee, Amy D. Kyle, Deldi Reyes, Natalie Sampson, Jonathan London, & Zachary Gersten.
  • Yates, J., Manohar, S., Bhandari, S., Gersten, Z., Kalamatianou, S., Saleh, A. Building bridges and deconstructing pathways in agriculture, nutrition and health 5th Annual Feed the Future Nutrition Innovation Lab Scientific Symposium & 2nd Annual Agriculture, Nutrition & Health (ANH) Academy Week Kathmandu, 9–13 July, 2017. Food Security, 10, 689-700. DOI: 10.1007/s12571-018-0793-4.

Additional Information

Zachary's research is supported by the Dow Sustainability Fellowship, administered by the University of Michigan Graham Sustainability Institute. He is currently the co-chair of the MUSE Conference Organizing Committee.