Nutritionist and research scientist at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)
Mercy Lung’aho is a nutritionist and research scientist at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) in Nairobi, Kenya. Her research includes a landmark study documenting evidence that eating beans biofortified with iron can reduce iron deficiency in women of reproductive age. Her current work is on a Nutrition Early Warning System based on innovative machine learning algorithms that will alert decision-makers to nutrition threats ahead of a crisis and provide options for nutrition interventions and resilience building in national and regional food systems. She holds a Ph.D. in food science and international nutrition from Cornell University, USA.