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, Hoey L, Bryan A, Heller M, Jones AD. (2023) Limiting red meat availability in a university food service setting reduces food-related greenhouse gas emissions by one-third. Climatic Change. doi: 10.1007/s10584-023-03543-y

Cheek J, Lambrecht NJ, den Braber B, Akanchha N, Govindarajulu D, Jones A, Chhatre A, Rasmussen LV. (2023) Wild foods contribute to higher women’s dietary diversity in India. Nature Food. doi: 10.1038/s43016-023-00766-1

Lambrecht NJ, Waid JL, Wendt AS, Sobhan S, Kader A, Gabrysch S. Impact of a Homestead Food Production program on poultry rearing and egg consumption: a cluster-randomized controlled trial in Bangladesh. (2023) Maternal & Child Nutrition. doi: 10.1111/mcn.13505

Pörtner LM, Lambrecht N, Springmann M, Bodirsky BL, Gaupp F, Freund F, Lotze-Campen H, Gabrysch S. (2022) We need a food system transformation—In the face of the Russia-Ukraine war, now more than ever. One Earth. doi: 10.1016/j.oneear.2022.04.004

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: 10.4269/ajtmh.21-0550

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

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

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