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Harriet Okronipa

Okronipa, Harriet
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Dietetics & Nutrition Master's Degree - Instructor


Harriet Okronipa, joined Oklahoma State University in August, 2021 as an assistant professor of nutritional sciences. Prior to joining the team at OSU, she completed her postdoctoral training at the University of California, Davis and Cornell University, Ithaca, working on nutrition research projects in Mexico, Ghana, and Kenya.

Okronipa's research interests focus on understanding the effect of malnutrition in all its form on health outcomes among vulnerable populations, especially women, adolescents, and children residing in low-income communities, and to evaluate nutritional interventions targeted at improving health and nutritional outcomes among these populations globally. She has worked on research studies evaluating the impact of food-based interventions among pregnant and lactating women and their children in Ghana and has worked with fishing communities in Kenya and Ghana on research relating to household food insecurity and dietary diversity.


Ph.D. in International & Community Nutrition, University of California, Davis, 2018
M.S. in Human Nutrition, McGill University, 2009
B.S. in Nutrition & Food Science, University of Ghana, 2004