Dr. Selena Ahmed and Dr. Carmen Byker Shanks
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Dr. Selena Ahmed is an assistant professor of Sustainable Food Systems at Montana State University and co-founder of the Food and Health Lab. She examines sustainability of food systems from production through consumption and waste with the goal of identifying evidence-based practices that advance ecological and societal wellbeing. She has carried out food systems research in China, India, Morocco, Venezuela, Belize, the Dominican Republic, and the United States.

Dr. Carmen Byker Shanks is an associate professor of Food and Nutrition and Sustainable Food Systems at Montana State University and co-founder of the Food and Health Lab. Dr. Byker Shanks researches how the nutrient quality of foods, diets, and food environments influences human health and food security. These questions are explored by partnering with communities, researchers, students, and stakeholders to measure and implement contextually specific strategies and tools that improve nutrient quality, facilitate dietary change, and promote positive health and food security outcomes. She holds a PhD in Nutrition from Virginia Tech and is a Registered Dietitian.

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