Nutrition and Early Learning Interventions

The Nutrition and Early Learning (NELI) research group aims to improve the health and development of children and women across the world. Our research focuses primarily on the design and evaluation of multi-input interventions to address malnutrition, low responsive stimulation, and infectious disease.

Dr. Leila Larson

Dr. Leila Larson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior at the University of South Carolina. She has an MPH from Columbia University and a PhD in Nutrition from Emory University. Her work in the fields of nutrition and global health has focused on finding innovative ways to improve early childhood development and health in low- and middle-income settings and novel ways of measuring nutritional and functional outcomes. She has worked on several nutrition trials in pregnancy and childhood in countries such as Liberia, India, Bangladesh, and Malawi.