Current Post-docs

Alon Shepon

​I am an environmental scientist with research interests in food systems, ecology, and sustainability. My current research at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health aims to explore the links between environment and nutrition in the context of global fisheries to promote nutrition-sensitive aquaculture. During my PhD, my research was focused on understanding the implications of production and consumption of terrestrial animal-source foods in the USA on the environment and assess these trends within the broader context of food security. In the past, I have worked both in the private sector and civil society, with the latter focused on community and women empowerment within the Bedouin community in the Negev region. Together with my interest in permaculture design and environmental sciences, my work in the Israeli Forum of Sustainable Nutrition (NGO) has been focused on disseminating evidence-based information about food to the public and implementing sustainable food systems and diets in Israel.​
Current Post-docs

Dane Klinger

Dane Klinger is a Visiting Scientist at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, where his research investigates the human nutrition implications of changes in the global aquaculture industry, the fastest growing food production sector. Dane is also the Aquaculture Innovation Fellow at Conservation International (CI), where he leads CI’s global work on aquaculture governance and management, finance, and innovation. Dane has worked for and with businesses, foundations, NGOs, and universities in the United States and abroad to develop solutions to a range of challenges in aquaculture and the global seafood trade. He holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University and was a postdoctoral researcher at Princeton University
Current Post-docs

Daniel Viana

Daniel Viana is a fisheries scientist working with topics related to bioeconomic modeling, data science, fisheries management and marine protected areas (MPA). His current research at Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health focuses on examining the global implications of MPA expansion for human health and nutrition in the face of climate change. In the past, Daniel has worked with government agencies, NGOs and universities to develop innovative solutions for fisheries management and environmental conservation challenges. He holds a BS in fisheries engineering from the Federal Rural University of Pernambuco in Brazil and a masters and PhD in environmental science and management from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Current Post-docs

Seollee Park

​Seollee Park is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Nutrition, Harvard T.H. Chan School of PublicHealth. She is an applied economist working on topics in nutrition and health economics, behavioral economics, and development economics. Her current research focuses on undernutrition and food security in the developing world. She investigates what suboptimal health or child-feeding behaviors cause undernutrition, what works to change these behaviors, and the behavioral and psychological consequences of undernutrition and food insecurity. To answer these questions, she employs field and lab-in-the-field experiments, develop survey instruments, and analyze large existing datasets. Currently, she is leading the impact evaluation of community-led nutrition programs in sub-Saharan Africa in collaboration with Catholic Relief Services. You can find out more information here at​ Seollee’s academic website.
Current Post-docs

Simone Passarelli

Simone Passarelli is a postdoctoral fellow in the Nutrition Department at the Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health, where she focuses on planetary health and global nutrition. She has been engaged in research related to agriculture, nutrition, and food security in Africa for more than nine years. Prior to receiving her PhD in Population Health Sciences at the Harvard T.H. Chan School, concentrating in Public Health Nutrition, Simone earned an undergraduate degree in International Agriculture and Rural Development from Cornell University and an M.S. in Food Policy and Applied Nutrition from the Tufts University Friedman School. After completing her Master’s, Simone worked as a Senior Research Assistant for the International Food Policy Research Institute in Washington, D.C., where she investigated women’s empowerment in agriculture and the role of water systems in promoting nutrition and health in Africa. She has worked with international NGOs including Care International, Action Against Hunger (ACF), and the World Food Programme, and has conducted research in India, Ghana, Tanzania, Nepal, and Ethiopia. Her current work centers on the connections between agricultural systems, diet quality, environmental health risks, and maternal and child nutritional status using both quantitative and qualitative methods.

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