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Speakers/Chairs

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Maureen Black

Chief, Division of Growth & Nutrition
University of Maryland School of Medicine
USA
Maureen Black, Ph.D. is the John Scholl MD and Mary Louise Scholl MD Endowed Professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and a Distinguished Fellow at RTI International. She has adjunct appointments in Human Nutrition at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and in Psychology at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. She is trained as a developmental/pediatric psychologist, with a Ph.D. from Emory University and a fellowship at the Neuropsychiatric Institute at UCLA. Her expertise is in the intersection of nutrition and child development. She directs an interdisciplinary clinic for children with failure-to-thrive, and has led intervention trials among children with nutritional deficiencies, food insecurity, HIV, poverty, and risk of obesity, conducted in low- and middle-income countries and in low-income communities of Maryland. She has served on multiple local, national, and international organizations on child development topics, including UNICEF, WHO, and the World Bank Group.