Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Leah Isquith-Dicker

Anthropology
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Leah Isquith-Dicker is a PhD student in Biocultural Anthropology and MPH student in the Department of Global Health. Her interests focus on the determinants of maternal and child health. Leah’s work examines how internal urban migration affects female social networks and child care practices, with a particular emphasis on food security and nutrition. She is using anthropological and epidemiological approaches to address these questions in an informal urban settlement Lima, Peru. Leah received the GO Health Fellowship and the Chester Fritz International Research and Study Fellowship to support this research. She is also pursuing Portuguese language study through a Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship. Leah earned a BA in Anthropology and Global Health, Culture, and Society at Emory University.