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Andrew Jones

Research Affiliate, Population Studies Center.

Ph.D., Cornell University

Dr. Jones studies the influence of food security on the nutritional status of women and young children in low-income settings in India, southern Africa, and South America. He examines the impact pathways of agriculture and food environments on the food and nutrition security of households in rural, semi-rural, and peri-urban areas. He also conducts research on the the role of food security in shaping the co-occurrence of micronutrient deficiencies and overweight among women of childbearing age, and the consequences of this for infant and child nutrition.

Recent Publications

Journal Articles

Jones, Andrew, S. Rukobo, B. Chasekwa, K. Mutasa, R. Ntozini, M.N. Mbuya, R. Stoltzfus, J. Humphrey, and A. Prendergast. 2015. "Acute Illness Is Associated with Suppression of the Growth Hormone Axis in Zimbabwean Infants." American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 92(2): 463-470. PMCID: PMC4347356. DOI. Abstract.

Jones, Andrew David. 2015. "The production diversity of subsistence farms in the Bolivian Andes is associated with the quality of child feeding practices as measured by a validated summary feeding index." Public Health Nutrition, 18(2): 329-342. DOI. Abstract.

Jones, Andrew David, Aditya Shrinivas, and Rachel Bezner-Kerr. 2014. "Farm production diversity is associated with greater household dietary diversity in Malawi: Findings from nationally representative data." Food Policy, 46: 1-12. DOI. Abstract.

Pendergast, Andrew J., Sandra Rukobo, Bernard Chasekwa, Kuda Mutasa, Robert Ntozini, Mduduzi N. N. Mbuya, Andrew David Jones, Lawrence H. Moulton, Rebecca J. Stolzfus, and Jean H. Humphrey. 2014. "Stunting Is Characterized by Chronic Inflammation in Zimbabwean Infants." PLoS ONE, 9(2): e86928. PMCID: PMC3928146. DOI. Abstract.

Jones, Andrew David, Mduduzi N. N. Mbuya, Scott B. Ickes, Rebecca A. Heidkamp, Laura E. Smith, Bernard Chasekwa, Purnima Menon, Amanda A. Zongrone, and Rebecca J. Stolzfus. 2014. "Reply to Correspondence: is the strength of association between indicators of dietary quality and the nutritional status of children being underestimated?" Maternal & Child Nutrition, 10(1): 161-162. DOI.

Jones, Andrew David, Scott B. Ickes, Laura E. Smith, Mduduzi N. N. Mbuya, Bernard Chasekwa, Rebecca A. Heidkamp, Purnima Menon, Amanda A. Zongrone, and Rebecca J. Stolzful. 2014. "World Health Organization infant and young child feeding indicators and their associations with child anthropometry: a synthesis of recent findings." Maternal & Child Nutrition, 10(1): 1-17. DOI. Abstract.

Jones, Andrew David, Francis M. Mjure, Gretel Pelto, and Sera L. Young. 2013. "What Are We Assessing When We Measure Food Security? A Compendium and Review of Current Metrics." Advances in Nutrition, 4: 481-505. PMCID: PMC3771133. DOI. Abstract.

Jones, Andrew David, Yesmina Cruz Agudo, Lindsay Galway, Jeffery Bently, and Per Pinstrup-Anderson. 2012. "Heavy agricultural workloads and low crop diversity are strong barriers to improving child feeding practices in the Bolivian Andes." Social Science & Medicine, 75(9): 1673-1684. PMCID: PMC3434953. DOI. Abstract.

Berti, Peter R., Andrew David Jones, Yesmina Cruz, Sergio Larrea, Ross Borja, and Stephan Sherwood. 2010. "Assessment and characterization of the diet of an isolated population in the Bolivian Andes." American Journal of Human Biology, 22(6): 741-749. DOI. Abstract.


Jones, Andrew, and Sivan Yosef. 2015. "The implications of a changing climate on global nutrition security." In New Directions in the Fight Against Hunger and Malnutrition edited by David E. Sahn. New York: Oxford University Press.

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