Patrick Webb

Principal Investigator

Dr. Webb is the Alexander McFarlane Professor of Nutrition at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. As Chief of Nutrition in World Food Programme (2003-2006), he oversaw programs in 30 countries and played a key role in organizing response to food and nutrition needs in many emergencies. This underscores Professor Webb’s globally recognized leadership in defining policies and actions relevant to food aid. Professor Webb is also the Director of the Nutrition Innovation Lab, which generates empirical findings relevant to USAID programming in agriculture, health, and nutrition. Professor Webb was one of the core authors in the 2013 Maternal and Child Health Lancet Series. He is currently serving as senior adviser to the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition.