The World Food Prize Foundation

2017 Borlaug Dialogue Speakers

Mary Hennigan

Senior Technical Advisor - Nutrition, Catholic Relief Services

Mary Hennigan leads CRS’ efforts to deliver high-quality nutrition interventions that promote optimal child growth in her role as Senior Technical Advisor in Nutrition. Mary has more than 40 years of experience working in nutrition, and has lived in several countries, working on a range of nutrition programs, including nutrition education, nutrition governance, surveillance systems, and training dietetic and nutrition staff. Most recently, she serves as a preceptor for Johns Hopkins University and Purdue University. Mary has co-authored a paper on field-testing lot quality assurance sampling for assessing the prevalence of acute malnutrition rates, and has contributed to numerous tools such as the CORE Group’s nutrition design tool. She serves on the board of directors of the CORE Group and is an active participant in their nutrition working group. Mary has a MPH from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine with a major in Nutrition.

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