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Patrick Webb

Council Member
Professor of Nutrition, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, USA

Patrick Webb is a Professor of Nutrition at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. He is engaged in research around the globe as Director for USAID’s Feed the Future Nutrition Innovation Lab (fieldwork ongoing in Nepal, Uganda, Malawi, Bangladesh, Egypt and Cambodia), and leads the US government’s Food Aid Quality Review (cost-effectiveness trials in Burkina Faso, Sierra Leone and Malawi). Until 2005, he worked for the UN World Food Programme as Chief of Nutrition. During that time he was part of the MDG Hunger Task Force reporting to Secretary General Kofi Annan. Earlier, Dr. Webb spent 9 years with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). He has worked with ministerial level policymakers on food and agriculture policies and programming across Africa and Asia. With a Ph.D. in Economic Geography, Dr. Webb’s expertise lies in food policy analysis, nutrition programming, and emergency relief.