Kassandra Harding joined the CSUSB Department of Health Science and Human Ecology in 2019. Her research focuses on investigating and addressing maternal and child health and nutrition in resource-restricted settings. If you are interested in working with Dr. Harding, please email at Kassandra.email@example.com.
Ph.D., Nutritional Biology, University of California, Davis
B.S., Clinical Nutrition, University of California, Davis
Research and Teaching Interests
Our research group focuses on nutrition intervention, program, and policy uptake and disparities, as well as the use and generation of data to fill “the data gaps” in global health and nutrition. Foundationally, our work blends nutrition science, epidemiology, and behavioral science. If you are a graduate or undergraduate student interested in joining Dr. Harding’s lab, please email at Kassandra.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recent and Ongoing Projects
Breastfeed4Ghana: the design and evaluation of a social media-based campaign that aimed to protect, promote, and support breastfeeding in Ghana. We are currently analyzing and publishing the results from this study.
Harding K.L., Pérez-Escamilla R., Carroll G., Aryeetey R., Lasisi O. Evaluation of campaign performance and the impact of social network targeting on key performance indicators. JMIR Nursing. 2019; 2 (1), e14589.
Becoming Breastfeeding Friendly (BBF) Initiative: An initiative led by Dr. Rafael Perez-Escamilla at the Yale School of Publish Health (https://publichealth.yale.edu/bfci/) provides a guide for the global scale-up of breastfeeding. Ongoing analysis.
Than M.K., Nyi S.N., Hlaing L.M., Mar S.L., Thwin T., Cashin J., Pérez-Escamilla R., Harding K.L. Scaling up breastfeeding in Myanmar through the Becoming Breastfeeding Friendly Initiative. Current Development in Nutrition. 2019; 3 (8): nzz078.
Evaluating Malnutrition in South Asia: Working with existing national survey data to conduct comprehensive analyses focused on various forms of malnutrition.
Harding K.L., Aguayo V.M., Webb P. Trends and correlates of overweight among children, adolescent girls, and women in South Asia: An analysis of data from eleven national surveys in six countries over eighteen years. Nutrients. 2019; 11 (8), 1899.