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Kate Schneider

Kate Schneider



I am a researcher in food policy, food systems, nutrition, equity and ethics as part of the Global Food Policy and Ethics program at Johns Hopkins University, led by Dr. Jessica Fanzo. I recently completed my PhD in Food Policy and Applied nutrition at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. I focus on food policy and economics related to poverty, nutrition, and welfare outcomes.

Prior to my PhD, I spent five years at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as a program officer in agricultural development. My work there involved a wide range of issues including gender, food systems, nutrition, environment, data, policy research, evaluation, and measurement. I hold a Master of Public Administration and a Certificate in International Development from the Evans School of Public Policy & Governance at the University of Washington where I also conducted food, agriculture, and development policy research. I completed a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology at McGill University.


Fanzo, J., Haddad, L., Schneider, K. … Rosero Moncayo, J. (2021). Viewpoint: Rigorous monitoring is necessary to guide food system transformation in the countdown to the 2030 global goals. Food Policy 104(102163).

Schneider, K., Fanzo, J., Haddad, L., Rosero Moncayo, J. (2021). Global health has a stake in the upcoming UN Food Systems Summit. Lancet S0140-6736(21)02047-X. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(21)02047-X.

Schneider, K., Webb, P., Christiaensen, L., & Masters, W. (2021) Assessing diet quality when families share their meals: Evidence from Malawi. Journal of Nutrition nxab287. doi:10.1093/jn/nxab287

Schneider, K., Oslund, J., & Liu, T. (2021). The impact of the Community Eligibility Provision on School Meal Participation in Texas. Public Health Nutrition, 1-9. doi:10.1017/S1368980021003712

Schneider, K. & Masters, W. 2019. Orange Fanta vs orange fruit: A novel measure of nutrition knowledge in Malawi. Maternal and Child Nutrition 15:e12656.

Seymour, G., Masuda, Y., Williams, J., Schneider, K. 2019. Maternal and child nutritional outcomes among the time and income poor in rural Bangladesh. Global Food Security, (20), 82-92.


Schneider, K. & Herforth, A. 2020. Software tools for practical application of human nutrient requirements in food-based social science research [version 1; peer review: in revisions]. Gates Open Res 2020, 4:179 (


Pingali, P., Schneider, K., Zurek, M. (2014). Poverty, agriculture and the environment: the case of sub-Saharan Africa. Marginality: Addressing the Nexus of Poverty, Exclusion and Ecology. New York: Springer.



  • Low and Middle Income Countries
  • United States
  • Global


  • Food Policy
  • Agricultural and Development Microeconomics
  • Public Health Nutrition
  • Research Methods


  • English
  • Spanish