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Tag: Katy Merkel

TCi intern Katy Merkel with fellow TCI interns

Pre-testing the MNDA: Our first few weeks in India

Read more about TCi’s work in creating a minimum set of nutrition metrics for use in agriculture surveys here. Since our arrival in India, the TCi intern team has taken great strides in the development of the dietary diversity module…

Five TCI Scholars Earn PhDs

Five scholars from the Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition (TCI) completed their PhDs over the past few months, despite restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Shiuli Vanaja, Anthony Wenndt, Kathryn Merckel, Fatma Rekik, and Rohil Bhatnagar each earned their…

Dr. Kathryn Merckel

Kathryn Merckel completed her PhD in international nutrition in 2020. She is currently the associate director for nutrition and food systems at the international development nonprofit ACDI/VOCA. Kathryn studied biofortification and its role in diversifying diets, particularly those of women…