Barbara Piperata, Ph.D.
College of Arts and Sciences
Primary Food Innovation Center Area: Food Security
Areas of Expertise: human energetics, reproduction, nutrition, poverty and health, Latin America
My research aims to understand the impact of food security on human health, both physical and mental, and the strategies (cultural and physiological) people use to cope with inadequate access to food. My work compliments that of others in the FIC by focusing on the "access" and "utility" pillars of food security. I bring over a decade of field-based research experience among rural subsistence farmers in the Amazon Basin where I have sought to understand how women accommodate the additional energy demands of lactation and the impact of economic change on subsistence strategies, health and food security.
Barbara Piperata studies nutrition in Brazil. Read more
Congratulations to FIC member Barbara Piperata on receiving the Michael A. Little Early Career Award for significant contributions to the field of human biology and the promise of future significant contributions. Read more