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Helena  Pachon


Research Professor

Faculty, Global Health

My research interest lies in food-based approaches to address malnutrition. I worked for several years at the intersection of agriculture and nutrition with crop biofortification: naturally breeding staple crops to have higher nutrient levels. Currently, I support industrial fortification: adding vitamins and minerals to staple foods as they are processed for human consumption. 

Contact Information

1518 Clifton Rd NE, Room 2409

Atlanta , GA 30322

Phone: +1 404 727 9194


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  • PhD 2006, Cornell University
  • MPH 2002, Harvard University
  • MS 1996, Cornell University
  • BS 1993, Cornell University

Affiliations & Activities

Research Director, Food Fortification Initiative

Member of the Graduate Faculty, Nutrition and Health Sciences Program

Instructor, Center for the Study of Human Health