DCP3's Rachel Nugent to Join Panel on Food Security


DCP3 Principal Investigator Dr. Rachel Nugent joined a panel of experts at the next Washington Global Health Alliance Discovery Series event to discuss food security in a changing climate, on Thursday, May 28 in Seattle, WA.  The panel included:

  • John Antle, PhD, Professor, Dept. of Applied Economics, Oregon State University
  • Kristie Ebi, PhD, MPH, Professor, Dept. of Global Health & Dept. of Environment and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Washington
  • Jon Padgham, PhD, Deputy Director, International START Secretariat
  • Moderator: Laura Birx, MPH, Program Officer, Agriculture-Nutrition, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation


Event Details:

                                                                        Thursday, May 28, 2015
                                                                    Lecture: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
                                                                  Reception: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
                                                               Foege Genome Sciences Building
                                                                      3720 15th Ave NE, Seattle



It is well known that changes in weather and climate are occurring as a result of human activities and pose multiple challenges to reducing malnutrition in all its forms. Climate change both affects, and is affected by, nutrition through food systems and production choices. Agriculture adds CO2 and other greenhouse gas emissions to the atmosphere, which in turn limit the capacity of countries to provide adequate and nutritious food to their populations. Projections show that climate change will reverse gains in child undernutrition, while reducing the nutritional quality of staples and the ability to produce fresh fruits and vegetables that are central to healthy diets.

Dr. Nugent is faculty co-chair of the Washington Global Health Alliance Discovery Series; a collaboration between University of Washington's Department of Global Health and the Washington Global Health Alliance.  The series brings prominent global health scientists to Seattle to spark discussion within the university and community about important topics in the global health field.

For more information, contact the Global Health Resource Center at ghrc@uw.edu or 206-685-7362.