• 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
  • Website or Lab: Global Health Nutrition Lab
  • Phone:617-353-2710

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
  • Nutrition
  • Epidemiology
  • Quantitative and qualitative research methods
  • Maternal, child and adolescent health
  • Implementation science

Courses Taught

Recent Publications

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  • Locks, LM, Paudyal, N, Lundsgaard, S, Thapa, LB, Joshi, N, Mei, Z, Whitehead, RD, Jefferds, ME. The prevalence of anemia in children aged 6-23 months, and its correlates, differs by district in Kapilvastu and Achham districts in Nepal. Current Developments in Nutrition, 2023
  • Locks, LM, Newell, K*, Imohe, A, Moloney, GM, Shaker, L, Paudyal, N, Jefferds, ME. The effect of interventions distributing home fortification products on infant and young child feeding (IYCF) practices: A systematic narrative review. Maternal & Child Nutrition, 2023
  • Sinha, P, Lakshminarayanan, SL, Cintron, C, Narasimhan, PB, Locks, LMNutritional supplementation would be cost-effective for reducing tuberculosis incidence and mortality in India: the Ration Optimization to Impede Tuberculosis (ROTI-TB) model. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 2022.
  • Locks, LM, Shah, M Bhaise, S Hibberd, PL, Patel, A. Assessing the diets of young children and adolescents in India: Challenges and Opportunities. Frontiers in Pediatrics, 2022.
  • Sinha, P, Lakshminarayanan,SL, Cintron, C., Narasimhan, PB, Locks, LM… Hochberg, NS. Nutritional Supplementation Would Be Cost-Effective for Reducing Tuberculosis Incidence and Mortality in India: The Ration Optimization to Impede Tuberculosis (ROTI-TB) model. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 2021.
  • Cintron,C., Narasimhan, PB, Locks, LM … Hochberg, NS. Tuberculosis—Learning the Impact of Nutrition (TB LION): protocol for an interventional study to decrease TB risk in household contacts. BMC Infectious Diseases, 2021.
  • Locks, LM, Katz, E*, Simmons, E… Seasonal trends and maternal characteristics as predictors of maternal undernutrition and low birthweight in Eastern Maharashtra, India. Maternal & Child Nutrition, 2021.
  • Sinha, P, Carwile, M, Cintron, C….. Locks, LM, Hochberg, N. How much do Indians pay for tuberculosis treatment? A cost analysis. Public Health Action, 2020.
  • Tripp, K, Locks, LM; Jefferds, ME… Combined infant and young child feeding (IYCF) with small-quantity lipid-nutrient supplementation (SQ-LNS) is associated with a reduction in anemia among young children in Katanga province of Democratic Republic of Congo. Accepted for publication at the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2020.
  • Addo, OY, Tripp, K, Nanama, S. … Locks, LM. An Integrated Infant and Young Child Feeding and Small-Quantity Lipid-Nutrient Supplementation Program is associated with improved gross motor and communication scores of children 6-18 months in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Journal of Pediatrics, 2020.
  • Aluisio, AR, Perera, SM, Yam, D, …. Locks, L.M., Liu, T, Levine, AC. Association Between Multivitamin Supplementation and Mortality Among Patients with Ebola Virus Disease: An International Multisite Cohort Study.  African Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2020. 

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