- Education:BA in History with certificate in African Studies, Princeton University
MPH in Epidemiology, Global Health Track, Columbia University
ScD in Nutrition, minors in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Harvard University
Scholarly, Research, and/or Practice Interests
Professor Locks has experience working with non-governmental organizations, UN Agencies, and academic institutions working in global health research, programs, and policy. She has lived and worked in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Her fields of expertise include:
- Global Health
- Quantitative and qualitative research methods
- Maternal, child and adolescent health
- Implementation science
SAR HS325: Introduction to Global Health
This course will provide students with an overview of the complex social, economic, political, environmental, and biological factors that structure the origins, consequences, and possible treatments of illness worldwide, as well as the promotion of health. Students will learn about the major themes and concepts shaping the interdisciplinary field of global health, and will gain an understanding of solutions to health challenges that have been successfully implemented in different parts of the world. Effective Fall 2019, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy, Ethical Reasoning, Teamwork/Collaboration. (Credits: 4)
SAR HS346: Global Health Nutrition
What we eat and our underlying nutritional status is inextricably linked to almost every major health outcome. Under-nutrition increases the risk of maternal and child mortality, death due to infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS and malaria, and also has important consequences for child development, education and ultimately economic development. Over-nutrition is on the rise globally; the burden of obesity, diabetes and diet-related chronic diseases are beginning to overwhelm health systems in Low- and Middle-Income Countries. This course will provide a framework for understanding the relationship between nutrition and global health. Topics include: the epidemiology of nutrition-related risk factors for poor health worldwide; methods for measuring nutritional status in low-resource settings; interventions to improve nutrition globally; and evaluating the impact of nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive programs and policies. (Credits: 4)
- Locks, LM, Dahal, P., Pokharel, R., Joshi, N., Paudyal, N., Whitehead, R., Chitekwe, S., Mei, Z., Lamichhane, B., Gaarg, A., Jefferds, ME. Integrated micronutrient powder and infant and young child feeding (IYCF) program associated with improved IYCF practices in Nepal. Current Developments in Nutrition, 2018.
- Hasan, T.S.M., Rahman, S., Khan, A., Locks, L.M., Rahman, M., Hore, S.K., Saqeeb, K.N., Ahmed, T., Magnitude and determinants of inadequate third-trimester weight gain in rural Bangladesh. Plos One, 2018.
- Locks, L.M., Reerink, I., Brown, A.T., Gnegne, S., Ramalanjaona, N., Nanama, S., Duggan, C.P., Garg, A., The Impact of Integrated Infant and Young Child Feeding and Micronutrient Powder Intervention on Feeding Practices and Anemia in Children Aged 6-23 Months in Madagascar. Nutrients, 2017.
- Locks, L.M., Mwiru R.S., Mtisi E., Manji K.P., McDonald C.M., Liu E., Kupka R., Kisenge R., Aboud S., Gosselin K., Gillman M., Gewirtz A.T., Fawzi W.W., Duggan C.P., Infant nutritional status and markers of environmental enteric dysfunction are associated with mid-childhood anthropometry and blood pressure in Tanzania. The Journal of Pediatrics, 2017.
- Smith, E.R., Locks, L.M., Manji, K.P., McDonald, C.M., Kupka, R., Kisenge, R., Aboud, S., Fawzi, W.W., Duggan, C.P., Delayed Breastfeeding Initiation is associated with Infant Morbidity. Journal of Pediatrics, 2017.
- Locks, L.M., Manji, K.P., McDonald, C.M., Kupka, R., Kisenge, R., Aboud, S., Wang, M., Fawzi, W.W., Duggan, C.P., High Burden of Morbidity and Mortality but Not Growth Failure in Infants Exposed to but Uninfected with Human Immunodeficiency Virus in Tanzania. The Journal of Pediatrics, 2016.
- Locks, L.M., Manji, K.P., McDonald, C.M., Kupka, R., Kisenge, R., Aboud, S., Wang, M., Fawzi, W.W., Duggan, C.P., The effect of zinc and multiple micronutrient supplements on growth in Tanzanian infants. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2016.
- Locks, L.M., Manji, K.P., McDonald, C.M., Kupka, R., Kisenge, R., Aboud, S., Wang, M., Bellinger, D.C., Fawzi, W.W., Duggan, C.P., The effect of multiple micronutrient and zinc supplements on early childhood development in Tanzanian infants, Maternal & Child Nutrition, 2016.
- Locks, L.M., Pandey P.R., Osei A.K., Spiro D.S., Adhikari D.P., Haselow N.J., Quinn, V.J., Nielsen J.N., Using formative research to design a context-specific behaviour change strategy to improve infant and young child feeding practices and nutrition in Nepal. Maternal & Child Nutrition, 2016.
- Baidal, J.A.W., Locks, L.M., Cheng, E.R., Blake-Lamb, T.L., Perkins, M.E., Taveras, E.M., Childhood Obesity Prevention in the First 1000 Days: Systematic Review of Modifiable Risk Factors from Conception to Age 2 Years. American Journal of Preventative Medicine, 2016.
- Blake-Lamb, T.L., Locks, L.M., Perkins, M.E., Baidal, J.A.W., Cheng, E.R., Taveras, E.M., Obesity Prevention in the First 1000 Days: A Systematic Review of Evidence and Consideration of Conceptual Frameworks and Opportunities for Early Life Interventions. American Journal of Preventative Medicine, 2016.
- Chandyo, R.K., Henjum, S., Ulak, M., Thorne- Lyman, A.L., Ulvik, R.J., Shrestha, P.S., Locks, L.M., Fawzi, W.W., Strand, T.A., The prevalence of anemia and iron deficiency are more common in breastfed infants than their mothers in Bhaktapur, Nepal. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2015.
- Henjum S., Manger, M., Skeie, E., Ulak, M., Thorne-Lyman, A.L., Chandyo, R., Shrestha, P.S., Locks, L.M., Ulvik, R.J., Fawzi, W.W., Strand, T.A., Iron deﬁciency is uncommon among lactating women in urban Nepal, despite a high risk of inadequate dietary iron intake. British Journal of Nutrition, 2014.