Jessica Fanzo

Jessica Fanzo bio photo 2022

Jessica Fanzo, PhD is the Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Global Food Policy and Ethics at the Berman Institute of Bioethics, the Bloomberg School of Public Health, and the Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at the Johns Hopkins University. She also serves as the Director of Hopkins’ Global Food Policy and Ethics Program, and as Director of Food & Nutrition Security at the JHU Alliance for a Healthier World. From 2017 to 2019,  Fanzo served as the Co-Chair of the Global Nutrition Report and the UN High Level Panel of Experts on Food Systems and Nutrition. With twenty years of research and program experience working in the field, her area of expertise focuses on the impact of transitioning food systems on healthy, environmentally sustainable and equitable diets, and more broadly on the livelihoods of people living in resource-constrained places. Fanzo is a published author and was the first laureate of the Carasso Foundation’s Sustainable Diets Prize in 2012 for her research on sustainable food and diets for long-term human health.  She is an advisor for various organizations and governments including DFAT, the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, the International Food Policy Research Institute, PATH, the Scaling Up Nutrition movement, the UN Standing Committee on Nutrition, USAID, the World Bank, and the World Health Organization.  Jessica has a PhD in Nutrition from the University of Arizona and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Immunology in the Department of Molecular Medicine at Columbia University.