Lora Iannotti’s research focuses on young child nutrition in resource-poor settings to promote healthy growth and development. She has expertise in nutrient deficiencies (such as iron, zinc, vitamin A and choline) related to infectious disease, poverty and environmental degradation. Her research sites include Haiti, Ecuador, and Kenya, where teams work to identify integrated nutrition interventions. She consults with the World Health Organization on complementary feeding policies and practices.
At the Brown School, Iannotti chairs the Global Health specialization of the Master of Public Health program. She teaches courses related to nutrition, global health, and program planning, implementation and evaluation. Iannotti is a scholar at Institute for Public Health
and works on campus-wide initiatives to promote the international engagement of Washington University. In Haiti with a team of colleagues from a local university, she is leading an effort to build an undergraduate degree program in public health.
Iannotti’s practice experience includes over ten years of work with non-governmental organizations and United Nations agencies on nutrition and food security programming and policy in Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America.