Lisa Rogers is a technical officer for the Evidence and Programme Guidance Unit in the Department of Nutrition for Health and Development, World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland. She has been working in WHO since April 2006. She is primarily responsible for finalizing a grant for mechanistic studies on neonatal vitamin A supplementation, finalizing the update of the WHO Vitamin and Mineral Nutrition Information System, and coordinating the completion of evidence reviews and guideline groups to inform vitamin and mineral intervention guidelines.
Previously she worked in the Department of Pediatrics, Mattel Children’s Hospital, University of California, Los Angeles as a Research Assistant.
She holds a PhD in Nutrition with a designated emphasis in International Nutrition from the University of California, Davis, USA. Her work included research in Guatemala investigating the causes of vitamin B12 deficiency in school-age children, and laboratory research involving the optimization of an immunological assay for holotranscobalamin II and the analysis of methylmalonic acid, homocysteine, vitamin B12 and folate. She received a Master of Science in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Florida, USA, where she conducted research involving analysis of the stability of folic acid added to cereal-grain products and the bioavailability of stable isotopically labelled folic acid added to these products, and conducted several human subject studies.
She is a member of the American Society for Nutrition and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

 

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