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Peter R. Berti

Deputy Director / Nutrition Advisor Peter R. Berti's CV

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Peter joined HealthBridge in 1998. As Nutrition Advisor he is responsible for ensuring the technical quality of all of HealthBridge’s work in food and nutrition research and programming. Much of his work has been in the Americas (Ecuador, Bolivia and Brazil) where he has conducted research and managed programmes in food system research, nutritional assessment and food fortification.  

His work emphasizes nutrition-sensitive agriculture, and food systems. He brings to his work a command of data analysis, which enables novel insight into program evaluation. This includes analyses showing the impact of the recently completed chicken and egg intervention in Bolivia, an integrated nutrition and agriculture intervention in Malawi, and the widely cited review of nutrition impacts of agriculture programs

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Publications

Biodiversity

Berti PR, Jones AD. Biodiversity’s contribution to dietary diversity: Magnitude, meaning and measurement. In: Fanzo J, Hunter D, Borelli T, Mattei F, eds. Diversifying Food and Diets: Using Agricultural Biodiversity to Improve Nutrition and Health. UK: Routledge; 2013.

Exercise and life expectancy.

Efroymson D, Berti P, Daniel K. Exercise and life expectancy. Lancet. Mar 3 2012;379(9818):799-800; author reply 800-791.

Effects of a participatory agriculture and nutrition education project on child growth in northern Malawi.

Bezner Kerr R, Berti PR, Shumba L. Effects of a participatory agriculture and nutrition education project on child growth in northern Malawi. Public Health Nutr. Aug 2011;14(8):1466-1472.

Breastfeeding, complimentary feeding practices and childhood malnutrition in the Bolivian Andes.

Cruz Agudo Y, Jones AD, Berti PR, Larrea Macias S. [Breastfeeding, complimentary feeding practices and childhood malnutrition in the Bolivian Andes]. Arch. Latinoam. Nutr. Mar 2010;60(1):7-14.

An adequacy evaluation of a 10-year, four-country nutrition and health programme.

Berti PR, Mildon A, Siekmans K, Main B, Macdonald C. An adequacy evaluation of a 10-year, four-country nutrition and health programme. Int. J. Epidemiol. Apr 2010;39(2):613-629.

Breastfeeding and mixed feeding practices in Malawi: timing, reasons, decision makers, and child health consequences.

Bezner Kerr R, Berti PR, Chirwa M. Breastfeeding and mixed feeding practices in Malawi: timing, reasons, decision makers, and child health consequences. Food Nutr Bull. Mar 2007;28(1):90-99.

A review of the effectiveness of agriculture interventions in improving nutrition outcomes.

Berti PR, Krasevec J, FitzGerald S. A review of the effectiveness of agriculture interventions in improving nutrition outcomes. Public Health Nutr. Aug 2004;7(5):599-609.

Relationship between production diversity and dietary diversity depends on how number of foods is counted

Berti P. Relationship between production diversity and dietary diversity depends on how number of foods is counted. PNAS 2015 Oct 112 (42) E5656

Raising chickens for increased egg consumption in a rural highland Bolivian population

Berti PR, Araujo Cossio H. Raising chickens for increased egg consumption in a rural highland Bolivian population. Food Sec. (2017) 9: 1329