Ickes, Scott

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Scott Ickes received his bachelors degree in Kinesiology from the College of William and Mary, and his doctorate in Nutrition from the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research focuses on understanding the causes and consequences of over and undernutrition, and in developing and evaluating health promotion and disease prevention intervention programs that target these illnesses, with a particular focus on child feeding.

Dr. Ickes was a Research Fellow with the Consortium for Health Oriented Research in Transitioning Societies—a five-country study of birth cohorts in low and middle-income counties. He has consulted with UNICEF and the World Food Programme, and is a Research Fellow in Maternal and Child Nutrition in the Division of Nutritional Sciences.

Geographic Focus

  • country (self-governing)

  • transnational region

research overview

  • Current Research Activities:

    • To identify the demographic factors associated with dietary patterns and child feeding practices, and to determine the relationship between child feeding practices and child nutritional status in Uganda.
    • Identification of barriers to purchasing fruits and vegetables at Farmer's Markets among low-income residents of North Carolina.
    • Early life home environment and the incidence of stunting and wasting in urban South Africa: the 1990 Soweto-Johannesburg Birth to Twenty Cohort.


    • Nutrition
    • Epidemiology
    • Health disparities
    • Child feeding
    • Malnutrition
    • Uganda
    • Africa
    • Global Health