Lindsay Jaacks (Principal Investigator) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and a Visiting Professor at the Public Health Foundation of India in Delhi. Prior to her appointment at Harvard Chan, she completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Emory Global Diabetes Research Center in Atlanta and her PhD in the Department of Nutrition at The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.





Alexandra Bellows (Research Assistant) graduated from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health with a MS in Epidemiology and a concentration in Nutrition and Global Health. In addition, she has a BS in Human Biology, Health and Society from Cornell University.  Her research focuses on how environmental initiatives impact the diet of women and children in low- and middle-income countries. At Cornell University, Alexandra was a member of the women’s varsity rowing team.


Ruoran Li (Research Assistant) is a doctoral student in epidemiology in Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She graduated from University of Cambridge with a BA in Natural Sciences and MPhil in Epidemiology. For her dissertation topic, she is interested in looking at the interplay between nutrition and infectious diseases. Regarding the brown rice vs. white rice debate…? Ruoran is still on the fence.