Health Protection Research Unit
Hyunju Lee is a public health nutritionist and an environmental epidemiologist focusing on a linkage between food systems and climate change.
She joined LSHTM in Jan 2018. She is currently part of the PigSustain project (@Pig_Sustain) and HPRU project (Health Protection Research Unit), mainly conducting spatio-temporal statistical analysis using multi-datasets.
She obtained MSc in Nutrition for Global Health at LSHTM in 2016-17 while she was trained through Interdisciplinary Food Systems Teaching And Learning (IFSTAL) programme.
Since embarking on the program, she has developed a strong interest in the public health, environmental and nutrition imperative of moving towards sustainable diets. She has developed an understanding of the role of the food system in promoting healthy-sustainable diets and she strongly believes that approaching these problems at a system level will help to build a healthy environment which helps everyone gain easy access to healthy and sustainable food and lifestyles.
Prior to the masters, she worked for the World Health Organization for Regional office in Manilla on its childhood obesity strategy, particularly focusing on marketing restriction and school policies. She also had worked at the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety in Korea on health promotion.
Hyunju is part of the steering group for LSHTM’s Planetary Health Network (Facebook) as an Events Manager/Social Coordinator. She is also consulting for healthy and sustainable food systems to international NGOs and inter-government bodies. She is a Food System Professional and Registered Associate Nutritionist. She is looking for opportunities to implement projects in order to build healthy environments for both humans and the planet.