University of California, Berkeley

Lia Fernald is an Associate Professor in the School of Public Health at UC Berkeley. Her research explores how inequalities and variations in socio-economic status contribute to adverse nutritional outcomes in children and adults. Fernald has worked in Columbia, Ecuador, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Nepal, South Africa, and Zimbabwe. She has also evaluated the impact of Oportunidades, a large-scale poverty alleviation program in Mexico, on health outcomes.