Amanda Wendt is a fourth year PhD student in the Nutrition and Health Sciences program at Emory University. She graduated from the University of Arizona with an M.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, a B.S. in Molecular and Cellular Biology, and a B.A. in Spanish Literature. She then served as a Community Health Volunteer in the Peace Corps in rural Peru. There, she worked with impoverished and underserved communities to improve their nutrition by designing and conducting nutrition courses and cooking classes, in addition to helping build home and school gardens. At Emory her research has focused on multiple aspects of nutrition in the developing world from breastfeeding counseling in urban Kenya to statistical analysis of obesity and iron deficiency in Nicaraguan women. Her dissertation work centers on iron and folic acid supplementation among pregnant women in Bihar, India, with the goal of enhancing the content and strategy of an on-going large-scale intervention to improve maternal and child health outcomes.
PhD Candidate, Nutrition and Health Sciences 08/09 – Present
Emory University, Laney Graduate School
M.S. Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics 08/01 – 05/06
B.S. Molecular and Cellular Biology; Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics with Honors
B.A. Spanish Literature
University of Arizona - Tucson, Arizona
., Gibbs C., Peterson S., Hogue C. Impact of Increasing Inter-pregnancy Interval on Maternal and Infant Health
. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology. 2012; 26
Gibbs C., Wendt A., Peterson S., Hogue C. The Impact of Early Age at First Childbirth on Maternal and Infant Health. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology. 2012; 26 Suppl 1:259-84.
Wendt A., Thompson V.F., Goll D.E. Interaction of calpastatin with calpain: a review. Biol. Chem. 2004;385(6):465-72. Review.
Nutrition Management Guidelines Activity
2008 - Present