Keith West PHOTOKeith P. West, Jr., Dr.P.H., R.D. is the  George G. Graham Professor of Infant and Child Nutrition and Director of the Center for Human Nutrition and Sight and Life Global Nutrition Research Institute within the Department of International Health at The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland.  He is a Registered Dietitian and earned his Master’s and Doctoral Degrees in Public Health at the Johns Hopkins University.  Early in his career, Dr. West served as a Registered Dietitian in the US Army, reaching the rank of Major.  Dr. West has worked in international nutrition for 35 years, conducting nutrition intervention trials and epidemiological studies to prevent vitamin A and other micronutrient deficiencies and their health consequences in children and women.  He has worked extensively in Bangladesh, Nepal, and Indonesia.  Professor West has over 180 scientific publications and was the 2007 recipient of the American Society of Nutrition’s International Nutrition Prize.

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