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Abbe McCarter

Program Officer

Abbe McCarter is a public health nutrition professional with 3 years of experience conducting food systems analyses related to policies and diet patterns. Additional areas of interest and research include equitable preventative health models, sustainable global food systems/agriculture, and the multisectoral integration of nutrition programming.

Ms. McCarter is a program officer in the nutrition practice at Results for Development (R4D) where she supports nutrition projects across multiple sub-practices, with a focus on nutrition financing.

Before joining R4D, Ms. McCarter worked for the World Health Organization (WHO) European Office for Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases’ nutrition team conducting research on sugar reduction policies in the region. Her work served as the background material for member states prior to the formulation of the 2022 European Sugar and Calorie Reduction Network.

She has also served as the Indigenous Peoples’ liaison intern for the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations where she worked closely with both the North American Liaison Office in Washington D.C. and the Indigenous Peoples Technical Unit in Rome during the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit and Pre-Summit, and as a research analyst for the Human Relations Area Files (HRAF) database examining the impact of climate hazards on culture and diet throughout the ethnographic record.

Abbe holds a master’s degree in public health nutrition from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, a certificate in food systems, the environment, and public health from the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future and a BS in anthropology and human biology from Emory University.

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