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Vidya Vemireddy

Vidya is a fourth year Ph.D. student in the field of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell’s Dyson School. Vidya is interested in Development Economics and, in particular, exploring the linkages between agriculture and development. Prior to joini… Read more

Shiuli Vanaja

Shiuli is a fourth year Ph.D. candidate in the field of Applied Economics and Management. Her research interests lie in the field of development economics and resource economics. She is interested in exploring the linkages between nutrition and poverty in a back… Read more

Anthony Wenndt

Anthony is a third year Ph.D. candidate in the field of Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology. He is interested in the biology and ecology of toxigenic fungi infecting crop plants and the impacts of mycotoxins on food security and nutrition. Before joining the res… Read more


Technical Assistance and Research for Indian Nutrition and Agriculture is TCI’s flagship project, founded with a grant from the Gates Foundation.… Read more

Kathryn Merckel

Katy is a third year Ph.D. student in the field of International Nutrition. She is interested in studying maternal and child nutrition in India, particularly the ways in which education and empowerment influence the consumption patterns of mothers and their familie… Read more

Vidya Bharathi Rajkumar

Vidya is a third year Ph.D. student in the field of Applied Economics and Management. Vidya’s research interests lie in the field of Development Economics and Public Policy. Prior to joining Cornell, Vidya worked with a team of economists headed by Dr. Sendhil Mulla… Read more

Payal Seth

Payal is a third year Ph.D. student in the field of Applied Economics and Management. Her work is primarily focused on development economics and applied econometrics. As a TCI Scholar, her fieldwork focuses on linkages between sanitation and nutrition. Working with… Read more

Dr. Monroe Weber-Shirk

Dr. Weber-Shirk received his PhD in Environmental Engineering from Cornell University in 1992. His experiences working in Salvadoran refugee camps in Honduras helped shape his interest in sustainable technologies for safe drinking water. In 2005, he founded the A… Read more

Dr. Harold van Es

Harold van Es is a Professor of Soil and Water Management and former Chair of the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences at Cornell University. He received degrees from the University of Amsterdam, Iowa State University and North Carolina State University. He works on… Read more

Dr. Rebecca Nelson

Rebecca Nelson is a Professor in Cornell University’s School of Integrative Plant Science, and is a member of the fields of Plant Pathology & Plant-Microbe-Biology, Plant Breeding & Genetics and International Agriculture & Rural Development. She s… Read more

Dr. Bruce V. Lewenstein

Bruce Lewenstein (A.B., general studies in the humanities, 1980, University of Chicago; Ph.D., history and sociology of science, 1987, University of Pennsylvania) is Professor of Science Communication and chair of the Department of Science & Technology St… Read more

Dr. Mark A. Constas

Mark Constas is an Associate Professor in the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University and an International Professor of Agriculture and Life Sciences. He is also a Fellow in the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future and a Fa… Read more

Dr. Debbie Cherney

Debbie Cherney (B.S., animal science, 1980, University of Florida; M.S., agronomy, Louisiana State University; Ph.D., animal nutrition, 1989, University of Florida; M.A., bioethics, Medical College of Wisconsin) is an Associate Professor of Animal Science at C… Read more