Dr Benjamin McCormick
Ben's current research focuses on the interplay between healthy and environmentally sustainable diet choices. Using modelling to simulate eating networks, he will investigage the possibility of behavioural spill-over resulting from interventions (e.g. constraints on meal choices) between discrete parts of a network.
Before joining The Rowett, Ben was a research fellow (contractor) at the Fogarty International Center (part of the NIH) in the US for 10 years, and was a consultant for other US institutes (Johns Hopkins, University of Virginia, Penn State). Ben was working on child growth and development in low- and middle-income settings, analysing longitudinal cohort data from an international consortium, MAL-ED. His recent research spans the aetiology and consequences of enteropathogen infection, biomarkers of environmental enteropathy, causes and recovery of growth deficits and patterns of cognitive development. Prior to this, he worked at SAC (now SRUC) modelling endemic livestock diseases. Ben trained as an ecologist and retains an interest in the factors that differentiate disease exposures and outcomes. Examining how research is turned into policy, with the Sabin Vaccine Institute, Ben has been looking at decision-support tools to better articulate the deliberative processes around vaccine introductions and use in low- and middle-income settings.
- PhD Zoology2005 - University of Oxford
- BSc Biological Sciences2002 - University of Oxford
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Full breastfeeding protection against common enteric bacteria and viruses: results from the MAL-ED cohort studyThe American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, vol. 115, no. 3, pp. 759-769Contributions to Journals: Articles
Determinants of vaccine coverage and timeliness in a northern Pakistani villagePloS ONE, vol. 17, no. 2, e0263712Contributions to Journals: Articles
Examining the relationships between early childhood experiences and adolescent and young adult health status in a resource-limited population: A cohort studyPLoS Medicine, vol. 18, no. 9, e1003745Contributions to Journals: Articles
Characteristics associated with the transition to partial breastfeeding prior to 6 months of age: Data from seven sites in a birth cohort studyMaternal and Child Nutrition, vol. 17, no. 3, pp. e13166Contributions to Journals: Articles
Influences on catch-up growth using relative versus absolute metrics: evidence from the MAL-ED cohort studyBMC Public Health, vol. 21, no. 1, 1246Contributions to Journals: Articles
Micronutrient intake and the probability of nutrient adequacy among children 9-24 months of age: results from the MAL-ED birth cohort studyPublic Health Nutrition, vol. 24, no. 9, pp. 2592 - 2602Contributions to Journals: Articles
Introducing a drift and diffusion framework for childhood growth researchGates Open Research, vol. 4, no. 71, pp. 1-19Contributions to Journals: Articles
SMART Vaccines 2.0 decision-support platform: A tool to facilitate and promote priority setting for sustainable vaccination in resource-limited settingsBMJ Global Health, vol. 5, no. 11, e003587Contributions to Journals: Review articles
Early life experiences and trajectories of cognitive developmentPediatrics, vol. 146, no. 3, e20193660Contributions to Journals: Articles
Substantial and sustained reduction in under-5 mortality, diarrhea, and pneumonia in Oshikhandass, Pakistan: Evidence from two longitudinal cohort studies 15 years apartBMC Public Health, vol. 20, no. 1, 759Contributions to Journals: Articles