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Nkosinathi V. N. Mbuya
Program in International Nutrition
309 Savage Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-6301
(607) 256-0395 (H)
- Ph.D. Student in International Nutrition with minors in Epidemiology and Applied Economics
- MSc Degree in Community Nutrition (Southampton University)
European post-graduate certificate in Nutritional Epidemiology (Southampton University)
- Certificate in Food and Nutrition Programme Management (Wageningen International Agricultural Center)
- BSc Honors Degree in Biochemistry (University of Zimbabwe)
- Evaluation of nutrition programs
- Integration of nutrition into developmental programs and policies
- Iron status of pregnant and lactating women during HIV infection
- The interaction of vitamin A and iron
- Teaching Assistant: Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca (August 2002-present). Responsible for developing and grading exams and guiding students in writing term papers.
- Summer Internship: Summer 2003, World Bank, Washington DC, USA
- Field Research: Studied the impact of Vitamin A supplementation on Iron status in HIV positive lactating women (December 1998-July 2001)
- Nutrition Lecturer: Department of Food Nutrition and Family Sciences, University of Zimbabwe (February 1999-June 2001)
- Consultant: Carried out a desk review on iron deficiency/anaemia studies conducted in Zimbabwe for UNICEF and the Ministry of Health and Child Welfare.
- Provincial Nutritionist: Ministry of Health and Child Welfare, Midlands Province, Zimbabwe (January 1997-June 1998). Responsibilities included monitoring the nutritional status of the general population, developing and strengthening promotional strategies to improve the nutritional status of the population of Midlands province.
- Nutrition Society (UK): Student Member
- American Society of Nutritional Sciences: Member of the Student Executive Council
- Society for International Nutrition Research: Student Member
- American Society for Clinical Nutrition: Student Member
- Melissa F. Miller, Rebecca J. Stoltzfus, Nkosinathi V. Mbuya, Lucie C. Malaba, Peter J. Iliff, Jean H. Humphrey, and the ZVITAMBO Study. Total Body Iron in HIV-Positive and HIV-Negative Zimbabwean Newborns Strongly Predicts Anemia throughout Infancy and Is Predicted by Maternal Hemoglobin Concentration J. Nutr. 2003 133: 3461-3468
- Melissa Farmer Miller, Rebecca J Stoltzfus, Nkosi Mbuya, Peter J Iliff, Lucie Malaba, Jean H Humphrey. (2003) Transferrin receptor does not indicate iron deficiency in young infants. FASEB Journal Vol. 17 [accessed at http://www.biosis-select.org/faseb/index.html]. Abstract No. 2074
- Melissa Farmer Miller, Rebecca J Stoltzfus, Nkosi Mbuya, Peter J Iliff, Lucie Malaba, Jean H Humphrey. Impact of maternal and neonatal vitamin A supplementation on anemia and erythropoietin production in infants. Poster presented at Experimental Biology 2002, New Orleans.
- L Malaba, N. Mbuya, M. Miller, R. Stoltzfus. Hemoglobin distributions of HIV positive and HIV negative women during the immediate postpartum period in Harare, Zimbabwe. Poster presented at the XIII International AIDS Conference 2000, Durban, South Africa.
- Mudadi A. N. Benhura , Nkosinathi Mbuya, Elizabeth Machirori. Facile formation of caramel colours using the polysaccharide material that is extracted from the fruit of Azanza garkeana. Food Chemistry 65 (1999) 303-307.
- Nkosinathi VN Mbuya. Iron Deficiency/Anemia in Pregnant women and under fives: a desk review. 1999, Unicef Zimbabwe