Sera Lewise Young

  • 1917 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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  • Research Output

    Anemia and Micronutrient Status during Pregnancy, and Their Associations with Obstetric and Infant Outcomes among HIV-Infected Ugandan Women Receiving Antiretroviral Therapy

    Finkelstein, J. L., Herman, H. S., Plenty, A., Mehta, S., Natureeba, P., Clark, T. D., Kamya, M. R., Kamya, M. R., Ruel, T., Charlebois, E. D., Charlebois, E. D., Cohan, D., Havlir, D., Young, S. L. & Young, S. L., Apr 29 2020, In : Current Developments in Nutrition. 4, 5, nzaa075.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • A primer on emerging field-deployable synthetic biology tools for global water quality monitoring

    Thavarajah, W., Verosloff, M. S., Jung, J. K., Alam, K. K., Miller, J. D., Jewett, M. C., Young, S. L. & Lucks, J. B., Jan 1 2020, In : npj Clean Water. 3, 1, 18.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

    Open Access
  • 3 Scopus citations

    Cash water expenditures are associated with household water insecurity, food insecurity, and perceived stress in study sites across 20 low- and middle-income countries

    the Household Water Insecurity Experiences (HWISE) Research Coordination Network, May 10 2020, In : Science of the Total Environment. 716, 135881.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 3 Scopus citations

    Development of a cumulative metric of vaccination adherence behavior and its application among a cohort of 12-month-olds in western Kenya

    Benzaken, C. L., Miller, J. D., Onono, M. & Young, S. L., Apr 16 2020, In : Vaccine. 38, 18, p. 3429-3435 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Effectiveness of the baby-friendly community initiative in promoting exclusive breastfeeding among HIV negative and positive mothers: A randomized controlled trial in Koibatek Sub-County, Baringo, Kenya

    Samburu, B. M., Young, S. L., Wekesah, F. M., Wanjohi, M. N., Kimiywe, J., Muriuki, P., Griffiths, P. L., McGarvey, S. T., Madise, N. J. & Kimani-Murage, E. W., Jul 14 2020, In : International breastfeeding journal. 15, 1, 62.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access