Lia Fernald PhD, MBA

Professor
Community Health Sciences

  • Director MPH in Public Health Nutrition
  • Director PhD in Population Health Sciences

Lia C. Haskin Fernald is a Professor of Community Health Sciences whose overarching goal is to change the trajectories of vulnerable individuals, particularly children living in poverty, through systemic, strategic and effective interventions.

Lia C. Haskin Fernald is a Professor of Community Health Sciences, at the School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley. Her research program is focused on questions at the intersection of socio-economic status, health and development in low- and middle-income countries. Her overarching goal is to change the trajectories of vulnerable individuals, particularly children living in poverty, through systemic, strategic and effective interventions. Her research focuses on how interventions can address socio-economic disparities and their related outcomes.

  • Fulbright Scholar – Jamaica
  • PhD – University of London
  • MBA – UC Berkeley
  • BA – Swarthmore College
  • Development and evaluation of interventions to improve lives of vulnerable children
  • Exploring psychosocial, ecological and biological determinants of health
  • Obesity, overweight, and nutritional and epidemiologic transition
  • Malnutrition, international child health and development
  • Immigrant health, inequalities and health disparities
  • Early experiences, stress hormones, salivary cortisol
  • PH118: Global Nutrition
  • PH206A: U.S. Food and Nutrition Programs and Policies
  • PH206D: Global Food and Nutrition Programs and Policies
  • PH207A: Public Health Aspects of Maternal and Child Nutrition
  • PH206: Current Issues in Public Health Nutrition
  • PH298.56: Public Health Nutrition Integrated Learning Experience
  • PH292: Doctoral Seminar