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Dr Lindsay H.Allen

Dr. Lindsay Allen is a Professor in the Program in International Nutrition at the University of California, Davis, USA. After obtaining her B.Sc. in Agriculture/Nutrition in England she received her PhD In Nutrition from the University of California, Davis, and postdoctoral training at the University of California, Berkeley.

She is an expert on the prevalence, causes and consequences of micronutrient deficiencies in developing countries and has conducted numerous interventions to assess the efficacy of micronutrient supplements and food-based approaches to improve nutritional status, pregnancy outcome and child development, resulting in about 150 publications.

Dr. Allen has served on the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Academy of Sciences for many years, and has been especially active in the development of the new Dietary Reference Intakes. She serves as an adviser to bilateral and international agencies including WHO, UNICEF, the Asian Development Bank, the World Bank, PAHO and FAO and has served as the President of the American Society of Nutritional Sciences and the President of the Society for International Nutrition Research.

Contact Details

Department of Nutrition
Meyer Hall
University of California
Davis, CA 95616 USAE-mail: