Dr. Nathalie Lambrecht

Postdoctoral Researcher

Nathalie Lambrecht is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Climate Change and Health working group as part of Research Department 2 at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK). She is also a Research Associate at the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin Institute of Public Health.

Nathalie completed her PhD in Nutritional Sciences at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Her dissertation investigated linkages between household livestock ownership and anemia among young Ghanaian children, assessing both the nutritional benefits of animal-source food consumption and the infectious disease risks of exposure to enteric pathogens from animal feces.

Her research interests include linkages between child undernutrition, diets, and infection, the role of small-holder livestock agriculture in sustainable food systems, and the intersection of diet and planetary health. She aims to conduct research that promotes human nutrition and health within ecologically sustainable food systems.


Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
P.O. Box 60 12 03
14412 Potsdam



2016 – 2021   PhD Nutritional Sciences, University of Michigan School of Public Health

2010 – 2014   BS Health Science, Saint Mary’s College of California


2021 – present   Postdoctoral Researcher (Guest Scientist), Research Department 2, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

2021 – present   Research Associate, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Institute of Public Health

2019 – 2020       Research Assistant, President’s Commission on Carbon Neutrality Food Analysis Team, University of Michigan

2015 – 2016       Research Technician Associate, University of Michigan Health System Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Lambrecht NJ, Wilson ML, Bridges D, Eisenberg JNS, Adu B, Baylin A, Folson G, Jones AD. (2021) Ruminant-related risk factors are associated with Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli infection in children in southern Ghana. The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, doi:

Jones AD, Shi Z, Lambrecht NJ, Jiang Y, Wang J, Burmeister M, Li M, Lozoff B. (2021) Maternal overweight and obesity during pregnancy are associated with neonatal, but not maternal, hepcidin concentrations. The Journal of Nutrition, 1–9. doi: 10.1093/jn/nxab133

Lambrecht NJ, Wilson ML, Baylin A, Folson G, Naabah S, Eisenberg JNS, Adu B, Jones AD. (2021) Associations between livestock ownership and lower odds of anaemia among children 6–59 months old are not mediated by animal‐source food consumption in Ghana. Maternal & Child Nutrition; e13163. doi: 10.1111/mcn.13163

Awuah RB, Colecraft EK, Wilson ML, Adjorlolo LK, Lambrecht NJ, Nyantakyi‐Frimpong H, & Jones AD. (2021) Perceptions and beliefs about anaemia: A qualitative study in three agroecological regions of Ghana. Maternal & Child Nutrition; e13181. doi: 10.1111/mcn.13181

Michels KR, Lambrecht NJ, Carson IV W, Schaller MA, Lukacs NW, Bermick JR. (2019) The role of iron in the susceptibility of neonatal mice to Escherichia coli K1 sepsis. The Journal of Infectious Diseases; jiz282. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiz282

Lambrecht NJ, Wilson ML, Jones AD. (2019) Assessing the impact of animal husbandry and capture on anemia among women and children in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review. Advances in Nutrition; 10:331-344. doi: 10.1093/advances/nmy080

Jones AD, Colecraft E, Awuah R, Boatemaa S, Lambrecht NJ, Adjorlolo LK, Wilson ML. (2018) Livestock ownership is associated with higher odds of anaemia among preschool-aged children, but not women of reproductive age in Ghana. Maternal & Child Nutrition; e12604. doi: 10.1111/mcn.12604

Bermick JR, Lambrecht NJ, denDekker AD, Kunkel SL, Lukacs NW, Hogaboam CM, Schaller MA. (2016) Neonatal monocytes exhibit a unique histone modification landscape. Clinical Epigenetics; 8:99. doi: 10.1186/s13148-016-0265-7

All publications

  • 2019 Dow Sustainability Doctoral Fellow, University of Michigan
  • 2018 Walter Block Department Scholarship, University of Michigan
  • 2016-2021 Rackham Merit Fellow, University of Michigan
  • 2014 Julie A. Pryde Award for Outstanding Scholarship as a Health Sciences Major Recipient, Saint Mary’s College of California