International nutrition researcher
- PhD, Food Policy and Applied Nutrition, Tufts University, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
- MS, Food Policy and Applied Nutrition, Tufts University, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
- MPH, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Tufts University, School of Medicine
- BS, Early Childhood Education, Grove City College
- BS, Elementary Education, Grove City College
Heather Stobaugh, a member of our Food, Nutrition, and Obesity Policy and Research team, is an expert on maternal and child nutrition in developing countries. She combines a background in emergency nutrition programs and international development with extensive research on the treatment and prevention of malnutrition in children.
Currently, Dr. Stobaugh is contributing to several key research projects in Rwanda, Malawi, and Mozambique. For an RTI-funded study involving underweight and overweight children in Rwanda, she is seeking to identify and test behaviors to improve the children’s dietary intake amidst a context of the double burden of malnutrition. She is also focused on research aimed to identify ways to address relapse following the treatment of acute malnutrition, including recent publications in The Journal of Nutrition and The British Journal of Nutrition.
Dr. Stobaugh joined RTI in 2017, with eight years of experience working as a consultant and technical advisor for organizations such as World Vision, Save the Children, and Samaritan’s Purse. She has experience working in a variety of contexts across Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Europe. She served on the scientific advisory committee for the U.S. Dairy Export Council’s Dairy for Global Nutrition in 2017 and teaches as a guest lecturer at Tufts University.