Heather Wasser, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Nutrition

Dr. Wasser’s work focuses on the development of behavioral interventions to promote optimal infant feeding practices, dietary intake, growth and child development. She is particularly interested in the bidirectional influences between infant behavior and the feeding practices of mothers and other caregivers, namely fathers and grandmothers. Her research seeks to advance the field of behavioral interventions during the first 1,000 days through the application of complex theories of social support and cutting-edge design methodologies. Dr. Wasser is a Registered Dietitian and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant with both domestic and global intervention experience.

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