Katie Fiorella, PhD, MPH

Katie is an Assistant Professor in the MPH Program and the Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences. She is also a Faculty Fellow at the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future and the Cornell Center for Health Equity. Katie received her BA from Princeton University in 2006 and her MPH and PhD at the University of California, Berkeley.

Katie’s research aims to understand the interactions among environmental change and livelihood, food, and nutrition security. Katie’s work is focused on global fisheries and the households that are reliant on the environment to access food and income. To understand health-environment dynamics, she uses interdisciplinary approaches from ecology, public health, economics and sociology. Some examples of her recent research include the study of how fish declines around Lake Victoria affect fish consumption and child health, how illness in fishers affects the sustainability of their fishing practices, and the ways community-managed fish refuges in Cambodia affect household nutrition.

Thematic areas:

  • Planetary Health, One Health
  • Fisheries
  • Livelihoods
  • Nutrition
  • Environmental change

Work regions: Kenya, Cambodia, Global Analyses

Website: https://kathrynfiorella.com

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