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Dr. Constance Gewa joined the Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research (FFAR) in January 2023 as a senior program director for the Health-Agriculture Nexus Challenge Area.

Prior to joining FFAR, Gewa served as an associate professor in the Department of Nutrition and Food Studies at George Mason University. Gewa brings over 20 years of experience in human nutrition and public health research with expertise in conducting research among mothers and children in low-income communities. She has co-authored multiple publications on dietary practices and nutritional status of mothers and children, validity of dietary assessment methodologies, the role of nutrition in improving health and development outcomes among children, nutrition transition and non-communicable diseases in low-income countries and household food security. Gewa has served in multiple committees and initiatives including a USAID Feed the Future Innovation Lab Technical Management and Advisory Committees, the Institute of Sustainable Earth at George Mason University and the Society of Nutrition Education and Behavior. Gewa’s teaching, research and service actively engages partners across multiple disciplines.

Gewa received a doctorate in Public Health from the University of California, Los Angeles. She also earned a master’s degree in Applied Human Nutrition from the University of Nairobi.