Constance Gewa, PhD


Dr. Constance A. Gewa is an Associate Professor in the Department of Nutrition and Food Studies.

Populations in sub-Sahara have been shown to suffer among the highest rates of undernutrition in the world with mothers and children being most vulnerable. Additionally, the region has started experiencing an increase in overweight and obesity resulting in the double burden of malnutrition. Dr. Gewa’s research interests include patterns and determinants of malnutrition (under nutrition, overweight and obesity) among African populations, estimation of dietary intake patterns (quantity and quality) among mothers and children in sub-Sahara Africa, food security and sustainable food-based strategies aimed at improving food security and nutritional, health and developmental outcomes among mothers and children in resource-poor settings in sub-Sahara Africa.

Dr. Gewa earned her doctorate in Public Health at the University of California, Los Angeles.