Department of Population Health
Paula Dominguez-Salas is Assistant Professor in Nutrition-sensitive agriculture at Nutrition Group of the LSHTM, as a joint appointment with the International Livestock Institute (ILRI) in Nairobi, Kenya.
Her background is in Veterinary Sciences (animal productions) and in Food Sciences and Technology. Her interdisciplinary research focuses on the links between livestock food value chains, food safety and maternal and child nutrition in low-income population, including gender.
She is at present leading a project on Drivers of choice of animal-source foods in Kenya, and is co-investigator in the GCRF Stunting hub (in Senegal, India and Indonesia) and in MoreMilk in Kenya and Tanzania, all funded by DFID and Gates.
These and previous projects investigate how animal-source food systems can, through different pathways, optimize nutrition outcomes. Her previous research focused in maternal nutrition during pregnancy and epigenetic outcomes in their offspring. Her geographic experience focuses mostly in West and East Africa and Latin America.