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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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
Micronutrient intake and the probability of nutrient adequacy among children 9-24 months of age: results from the MAL-ED birth cohort studyPublic Health NutritionContributions 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
Metabolic maturation in the first 2 years of life in resource-constrained settings and its association with postnatal growthsScience Advances, vol. 6, no. 15, eaay5969Contributions to Journals: Articles
Intestinal permeability and inflammation mediate the association between nutrient density of complementary foods and biochemical measures of micronutrient status in young children: Results from the MAL-ED studyAmerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition, vol. 110, no. 4, pp. 1015-1025Contributions to Journals: Articles
Early Life Child Micronutrient Status, Maternal Reasoning, and a Nurturing Household Environment have Persistent Influences on Child Cognitive Development at Age 5 years: Results from MAL-EDJournal of Nutrition, vol. 149, no. 8, pp. 1460-1469Contributions to Journals: Articles
Enteric dysfunction and other factors associated with attained size at 5 years: MAL-ED birth cohort study findingsAmerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition, vol. 110, no. 1, pp. 131-138Contributions to Journals: Articles
Intestinal Permeability and Inflammation Mediate Dietary Intake Associated Risks of Micronutrient Deficiencies at 15 Months: Results from the MAL-ED Study (OR07-04-19)Current developments in nutrition, vol. 3, no. Suppl 1Contributions to Journals: Articles