Food Systems For Nutrition Innovation Lab

The Food Systems for Nutrition Innovation Lab (FSN-IL) is excited to announce its new leadership. Dr. Shibani Ghosh is the new FSNIL director, commencing her responsibilities from March 1, 2024. In addition, Dr. Robin Shrestha will serve as Associate Director of FSN-IL.

Dr. Ghosh, Research Associate Professor at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, is a public health nutritionist with over 20 years of experience working in the Middle East, South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. She is also the current chair of the Innovation Lab Council and a co-chair of the Independent Expert Group of the Global Nutrition Report. Dr. Ghosh’s research interests include examining malnutrition in all its forms, formulating and implementing evidence-based interventions targeting nutritionally disadvantaged populations and translation of innovative basic and clinical sciences research into applied community-based research. Besides her research, Dr. Ghosh mentors several PhD students and serves on committees for the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, USAID Feed the Future Innovation Lab on Food Safety, and the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine.

Dr. Shrestha is a Medical Doctor and specializes in research for development in international health and nutrition, focusing especially on food systems for nutrition, food security, and humanitarian assistance in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. He has proven to be a valuable asset to the team and remains dedicated to contributing to global research for development, capacity development and policy engagement in transforming food systems for nutrition.

Both Shibani and Robin share a passion for advancing food systems transformation in Asia and Africa and are eager to advance the Lab’s commitment to generate new evidence and disseminate promising technologies and practices supporting uptake of food system innovations that contribute to improved outcomes, diet quality, resilience, and nutrition in our focus countries of Nepal, Bangladesh, Malawi, and Mozambique.