Juan E Andrade Laborde, PhD
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF GLOBAL NUTRITION
Dr. Andrade is an Associate Professor of Global Nutrition in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition with a long-term goal to develop sustainable strategies and technologies that can be used to deliver adequate nutrition, especially micronutrients, to residents of low-income countries and thereby help to promote human health and economic development.
His research interests are focused on agriculture and food and nutrition security programs, food fortification, low-cost, point-of-use diagnostic tools for assessment, quality of food aid products, and service, experiential learning education programs. Dr. Andrade’s current research efforts are focused on the problem of protein and micronutrient malnutrition, development of better vehicles for food fortification, and improvement of RUTF functionality. These efforts have taken him to projects in India, Bangladesh, Saudi Arabia, Ghana, Uganda, Honduras, Mexico, Guatemala and Ecuador.
Dr. Andrade leads the human nutrition team at the USAID’s Soybean Innovation Lab with a focus to improve soybean utilization for human consumption in Sub-Saharan Africa. He uses these international projects as an educational platform to build cultural competence among college students in food science and human nutrition.