Current Trainees

Aliyah Moradi-Bidhendi
(UCLA)
Undergrad: San Diego State University (BS in Foods and Nutrition)
Degree Pursuing: MPH in Community Health Sciences
Area of Interest/Focus: Breastmilk/breastfeeding, neonatal nutrition, immigrant and military families 

Victoria Ayala
(UCLA)
Undergrad: California State University, Northridge (BS in Family and Consumer Sciences)
Degree Pursuing: MPH in Community Health Sciences
Areas of Interest/Focus: Disparities in GDM, barriers to breastfeeding, food insecurity and intersectionality and health equity 

Amy Blom
(CSU)
MPH, DI
amykblom@rams.colostate.edu

Sirui Mi
(CSU) 
MS Coordinated program
Sirui.Mi@colostate.edu

Phoebe Luc
(OHSU)​
Undergrad: BS in Nutrition Oregon State University Degree Pursuing: MS from Graduate Programs in Human Nutrition
Areas of Interest: Neonatal nutrition, infant feeding practices

Emma Whitman
(OHSU)
Areas of Interest: Type 1 diabetes, food insecurity

Jessa Engelken
(UW)
BA in Health and Human Physiology and Minor in Psychology at University of Iowa 
Degree Pursuing: MPH/GCPD 
Area of Interest/Focus: Feeding dynamics!

Trainee Recruitment

Each year we have at least 4 trainees (students) funded by MCHB while they pursue a nutrition graduate degree. We are especially recruiting trainees who represent the culturally diverse maternal and child populations of the western United States. 

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