- January 14, 2017
Since our inception, we have run projects with Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, as its renowned Dean Emeritus Alfred Sommer was in the original task force that drove establishment and operations of Sight and Life 30 years ago. The Sight and Life Global Nutrition Research Institute is dedicated to enhancing research in assessing and preventing micronutrient deficiencies through strengthening faculty, doctoral scholarship, and academic activities, and providing professional opportunities for students.
Over 150 peer-reviewed scientific publications have been published by the Institute. We also offer training opportunities to the school’s MSc and PhD students at our office in Switzerland, and in our field projects, providing broader exposure to public health nutrition in action. Landmark studies, meanwhile, include the JiVitA-3 and JiVitA-4 trials in rural Bangladesh, dedicated to examining the critical role of micronutrients on mortality, morbidity and growth during the first 1,000 days.