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Esi Colecraft

Esi Colecraft holds a Doctor of Public Health degree (International Health) from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is currently a Senior Lecturer with the Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences at the University of Ghana where she teaches undergraduate and graduate nutrition courses. Since 2004 she has been actively engaged in community-based research examining socio-cultural and environmental influences on mothers' child feeding practices as well as integrated agriculture, livelihoods and nutrition processes. More recently her research areas have included exploring determinants of overweight and obesity and related chronic diseases among Ghanaian women. She has worked on a number of internationally funded collaborative and integrated research activities aimed at enhancing nutrition and well-being of vulnerable households through interventions to enhance women's livelihoods, empowerment, and nutrition knowledge and skills. She was an African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) Fellow (2010-2012) and Acting Chairperson for the Ghana National Codex Committee on Nutrition in Foods for Special Dietary Uses from 2013 to 2016. She is currently a member of the Technical Advisory Committee for Nutrition for the Food and Drug Authority in Ghana.