Nutrition for precision health; inflammation; infectious disease; epidemiology; diagnostics; maternal and child health; global health
Current Research Interest
Interplay between nutrition and infection; role of nutrition as a modifiable risk factor for infections and associated health outcomes; interventions to improve the health of pregnant women and young children; development and validation of point-of-care diagnostics; synthesis and translation of evidence to inform local, national, and international guidelines and policy for agencies such as the World Health Organization
National Institutes of Health Technology Accelerator Challenge $100K Prize for Noninvasive Diagnostics for Global Health
American Society of Nutrition Norman Kretchmer Memorial Award in Nutrition and Development
Einaudi Center for International Studies Global Public Voices Inaugural Fellowship
Hildegard Grunow Foundation Rainer Gross Award for Nutrition and Innovation
Finkelstein, Julia L., Susannah Colt, Alexander J. Layden, Jesse T. Krisher, Anna M. Stewart-Ibarra, Mark Polhemus, Efraín Beltrán-Ayala, Julia M. Tedesco, Washington B. Cárdenas, Timothy Endy, and Saurabh Mehta. “Micronutrients, Immunological Parameters, and Dengue Virus Infection in Coastal Ecuador: A Nested Case-Control Study in an Infectious Disease Surveillance Program.” Journal of Infectious Diseases 221, no. 1 (2020): 91–101.
Huey, Samantha L., Lingjing Jiang, Marcus W. Fedarko, Daniel McDonald, Cameron Martino, Farhana Ali, David G. Russell, Shobha A. Udipi, Aparna Thorat, Varsha Thakker, Padmini Ghugre, R. D. Potdar, Harsha Chopra, Kripa Rajagopalan, Jere D. Haas, Julia L. Finkelstein, Rob Knight, and Saurabh Mehta. “Nutrition and the Gut Microbiota in 10- to 18-Month-Old Children Living in Urban Slums of Mumbai, India.” mSphere 5, no. 5 (2020).