Mohammed Husein

Mohammed Husein (Ghana)

Cognitive development and long-term effects of ENAM in Ghana

Doctorate: PhD in Nutrition at McGill University, Canada, 2016 (anticipated)
Current Employment: Student, McGill University, Canada
Home mentor: Dr. Frances Aboud, Department of Psychology, McGill University, Canada
Host mentor: Dr. Gloria Otoo, Department of Nutrition and Food Science, University of Ghana, Ghana

Short bio:

My research interest is focused on maternal and child nutrition and how, throughout the lifespan, suboptimal nutritional status among women and children (under- and overweight, micronutrient deficiencies) affects and is affected by their cognitive development/mental health and morbidity. I am currently a Ph.D. candidate at McGill University, Canada. My research is on the evaluation of the effect of iodized salt exposure on pregnancy and birth outcomes and child development in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. I completed my MPhil. in dietetics and BSc. in nutrition and biochemistry at the University of Ghana, Legon. There, my MPhil research included an evaluation of the interacting dynamics of stress, obesity, hypertension and diabetes.  My BSc studies included an assessment of child obesity in Accra.  I have been involved in other studies with the Nutrition and Food Science department of the University of Ghana including an amino acid supplementation trial and an assessment of child obesity in Accra and Kumasi.