Colleen Doak teaches Nutrition and Health and Epidemiology at AUC. She is also Assistant Professor at the VU University Amsterdam and has been working at the Department of Health Sciences, Nutrition and Health since 2003. Colleen Doak obtained her BA and her MA in Anthropology from the University of Chicago. She completed her PhD in Nutrition at the University of North Carolina and Chapel Hill. Her focal area of research relates to improving nutrition, including under-nutrition as well as overweight and obesity. Her current ongoing research collaborations are mainly in South Africa and Guatemala but also include global, multi-country comparisons.