Sera Lewise Young

  • 1454 Citations
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Research Interests

Focus is on reduction of maternal and child-undernutrition in the first 1000 days, especially in low-resource settings. Methodologically, draws on her training in medical anthropology, international nutrition, and HIV to take a biocultural approach to understanding how mothers in low-resource settings cope to preserve their health and that of their families. 

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Cornell University

… → 2008

Research interests

  • Food insecurity
  • Household water insecurity
  • Pica

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HIV Medicine & Life Sciences
Pica Medicine & Life Sciences
Food Supply Medicine & Life Sciences
Kenya Medicine & Life Sciences
Tanzania Medicine & Life Sciences
Breast Feeding Medicine & Life Sciences
Pregnant Women Medicine & Life Sciences
Mothers Medicine & Life Sciences

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Grants 2016 2023

Research Output 2005 2019

Adaptation and psychometric evaluation of the breastfeeding self-efficacy scale to assess exclusive breastfeeding

Boateng, G. O., Martin, S. L., Tuthill, E. L., Collins, S. M., Dennis, C. L., Natamba, B. K. & Young, S. L., Feb 18 2019, In : BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. 19, 1, 73.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Self Efficacy
Breast Feeding
Postpartum Period

A review of transactional sex for natural resources: Under-researched, overstated, or unique to fishing economies?

Fiorella, K. J., Desai, P., Miller, J. D., Okeyo, N. O. & Young, S. L., Jan 1 2019, In : Global Public Health.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Food Supply
Natural Resources
Vulnerable Populations
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
1 Citation (Scopus)

A systematic review of the human health and social well-being outcomes of green infrastructure for stormwater and flood management

Venkataramanan, V., Packman, A., Peters, D. R., Lopez, D., McCuskey, D. J., McDonald, R. I., Miller, W. M. & Young, S. L., Sep 15 2019, In : Journal of Environmental Management. 246, p. 868-880 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Combined sewers

Characteristics of pica behavior among mothers around lake victoria, Kenya: A cross-sectional study

Chung, E. O., Mattah, B., Hickey, M. D., Salmen, C. R., Milner, E. M., Bukusi, E. A., Brashares, J. S., Young, S. L., Fernald, L. C. H. & Fiorella, K. J., Jul 2 2019, In : International journal of environmental research and public health. 16, 14, 2510.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Cross-Sectional Studies
4 Citations (Scopus)

Development and validation protocol for an instrument to measure household water insecurity across cultures and ecologies: The Household Water InSecurity Experiences (HWISE) Scale

Young, S. L., Collins, S. M., Boateng, G. O., Neilands, T. B., Jamaluddine, Z., Miller, J. D., Brewis, A. A., Frongillo, E. A., Jepson, W. E., Melgar-Quiñonez, H., Schuster, R. C., Stoler, J. B. & Wutich, A., Jan 1 2019, In : BMJ open. 9, 1, e023558.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Food Supply
Reproducibility of Results