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Angeline Jeyakumar

Assistant Professor & Nutrition Specialist, State Specialist


Angeline specializes in public health nutrition and has over 20 years of experience. Her broad research interests are maternal and child health. Her work among children concentrates on the epidemiology of undernutrition in underprivileged settings, its risk factors, and testing nutrition-sensitive and specific interventions. Including maternal health, her research focuses specifically on micronutrient deficiencies. She has intensively researched interventions for iron deficiency anemia and their sustainability through longitudinal studies.

Angeline joined Extension and the College's Department of Nutrition in 2023 as the Nutrition Specialist for northern Nevada. In this role, Angeline develops and implements community-based interventions to reduce chronic-disease risk among Washoe County residents. She collaborates with others across the state to help ensure a seamless, complementary approach that reflects the unique characteristics of Nevada. She also engages in collaborative research with universities in the country and abroad in specific areas such as food security, nutrition transition, and emerging dietary behaviors to benefit underserved and isolated communities.

Before joining Extension, Angeline taught post-graduate courses, coordinated the Integrative Dietetics Program, and conducted maternal and child health research at Savitribai Phule Pune University's School of Health Sciences in Maharashtra, India. Her research there focused on undernutrition, including the prevalence of micronutrient deficiencies, such as Vitamin D and iron, and the evaluation of interventions to mitigate risk factors.


M. Phil, M.S., Foods and Nutrition
Ph.D., Public Health Nutrition


  • 2019-2020 DBT/Wellcome Trust India Alliance Early-Career Fellowship Award

News & Journal Articles, Fact Sheets, Reports...

Auditing causality of the multiple-burden of malnutrition in India and South Africa: a critical need for directions. Jeyakumar A, Kesa H, Godbharle S. 2023, Public Health Nutrition. 2023;26(12):3038-3040