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Joseph Mensah-Homiah

Membership Status:
Full Member

Home Country:
Ghana

Home Address:
Dept of Community Nutrition/Food and Nutrition Security Unit
University for Development Studies
Tamale
Ghana


Institution:
Cornell University

Current Address:
Division of Nutritional Sciences
B14 Savage Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-6301

Phone:
+1 607 277-5320 (H)

Fax:
+1 607 255-1033

E-mail:
jm324@cornell.edu


Education
· Ph.D. Student - International Nutrition (Minors in Epidemiology and Organizational behavior/Economics)

Research Interests
· Nutrition program development and implementation
· Organization dynamics in nutrition/health programs
· Human resource management in nutrition/health programs
· Monitoring and Evaluation of nutrition/health interventions
· Social, economic and cultural determinants of maternal and child health/nutrition


Experience
Principal Investigator, Evaluation of UNICEF Supported Microcredit Programmes in five districts in Northern Ghana participating in the Integrated Community Based Development Programme. August - December, 2004.

Project Manager, UNICEF/IFPRI/UDS Food and Nutrition Security Project, May 2004– Dec 2004

Project Manager, UNICEF/IFPRI/UDS Food and Nutrition Security Project, Jan 2001 – Aug 2001

Lecturer, Dept of Community Nutrition, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University for Development Studies, Tamale, Ghana, 1997 – Date

Steering Committee Member, Food and Nutrition Security Unit (FNSU), University for Development Studies, Tamale, Ghana. 1998 - 2001

Team Leader, FNSU Monitoring and Evaluation Team for the Presbyterian Nutrition Improvement Project, Bolgatanga, Ghana March – May, 2000



Membership
· Information Technology for the Advancement of Africa (ITANA)
· American Society for Nutritional Sciences: Student Member
· Society for International Nutrition Research: Student Member
· American Society of Clinical Nutrition: Student Member

Selected Publications

Mensah-Homiah J. and Dittoh S. The Impact of Unicef-supported Microcredit Programme on the Nutritional Status of beneficiaries and their children in ICBD districts. UNICEF Ghana. December 2004

Mensah-Homiah J. and Habicht (2004) Women Sacrificed Childcare for Microcredit Activities in Northern Ghana. FASEB Journal Vol. 18 [accessed at http://select.biosis.org/faseb/eb2004_data/FASEB002476.html ] Abtract # 350.6

Simler K., Leroy, Mensah-Homiah J., Rames V. and Ruel M.  Report of the 2001 Survey in Savelugu-Nanton District.  International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington DC.  March 2003

Mensah-Homiah J., Gamor Gladys, and Keith, Nancy. (2003) Developing Complementary Feeding Recommendations for Northern Ghana – A Consultative Approach. FASEB Journal Vol. 17.  Abstract No. 5278   

Brouwer I., Mensah-Homiah J., Daare K., and Gamor G. “Baseline Situational Analysis of Bawku East; Savelugu/Nanton; Tolon/Kunbumgu; and Zabzugu/Tatale Districts”.  Four separate publications - one for each District. Unicef-Ghana. 1999 - 2000.

Mensah-Homiah J., Gamor G., Bumbie P., and Bakker M., “Evaluation Report of Nutrition Improvement Project, Presbyterian Primary Health Care, Bolgatanga, Bongo and Builsa Districts, February 2000.

 

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