Dr. Amanda Wendt

Working Group Leader
Climate Change and Health
Wendt

Amanda joined PIK in 2019 and leads the Climate Change and Health Working Group. She graduated from Emory University in 2014 with a PhD in Nutrition and Health Sciences. Her dissertation focused on an evaluation of the government’s iron and folic acid supplementation of pregnant women during antenatal care in Bihar, India. After this she joined the Epidemiology and Biostatistics Unit at the Heidelberg Institute of Global Health and worked with the Food and Agriculture Approaches to Reducing Malnutrition (FAARM) trial in Sylhet, Bangladesh. She was awarded a Humboldt Postdoctoral Research Fellowship and a Thrasher Early Career Award in 2016 to examine the etiology of anemia in the FAARM population. Her research interests include climate impacts on health and nutrition, maternal and child nutrition, micronutrient deficiencies, mixed methods, and program evaluation.

Department

Contact

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
amanda.wendt[at]pik-potsdam.de
P.O. Box 60 12 03
14412 Potsdam

ORCID

Young MF, Oaks BM, Tandon S, Martorell R, Dewey KG, Wendt AS. Maternal hemoglobin concentrations across pregnancy and maternal and child health: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2019.

Wendt AS, Waid JL, Gabrysch S. Dietary Factors Moderate the Relation between Groundwater Iron and Anemia in Women and Children in Rural Bangladesh. Curr Dev Nutr. 2019;3(10):nzz093.

Wendt AS, Sparling TM, Waid JL, Mueller AA, Gabrysch S. Food and Agricultural Approaches to Reducing Malnutrition (FAARM): protocol for a cluster-randomised controlled trial to evaluate the impact of a Homestead Food Production programme on undernutrition in rural Bangladesh. BMJ Open. 2019;9(7):e031037.

Wendt AS, Stephenson R, Young MF, Verma P, Srikantiah S, Webb-Girard A, et al. Identifying bottlenecks in the iron and folic acid supply chain in Bihar, India: a mixed-methods study. BMC Health Serv Res. 2018;18(1):281.

Wendt A, Ramakrishnan U. Interpregnancy intervals and birth spacing. In: Karakochuk CD, Whitfield KC, Green TJ, Kraemer K, editors. The biology of the first 1,000 days. Boca Raton, Florida, USA: CRC Press; 2018. p. 439-57.

Sinharoy SS, Waid JL, Haardorfer R, Wendt A, Gabrysch S, Yount KM. Women's dietary diversity in rural Bangladesh: Pathways through women's empowerment. Matern Child Nutr. 2018;14(1).

Wendt A, Stephenson R, Young M, Webb-Girard A, Hogue C, Ramakrishnan U, et al. Individual and facility-level determinants of iron and folic acid receipt and adequate consumption among pregnant women in rural Bihar, India. PLoS One. 2015;10(3):e0120404.

Wendt AS, Jefferds ME, Perrine CG, Halleslevens P, Sullivan KM. Obese women less likely to have low serum ferritin, Nicaragua. Public Health Nutr. 2015;18(4):736-41.

Wendt A, Gibbs CM, Peters S, Hogue CJ. Impact of increasing inter-pregnancy interval on maternal and infant health. Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol. 2012;26 Suppl 1:239-58.

Gibbs CM, Wendt A, Peters S, Hogue CJ. The impact of early age at first childbirth on maternal and infant health. Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol. 2012;26 Suppl 1:259-84.

  • 2018: Rising Star, Gates Grand Challenges Annual Meeting
  • 2017: IUNS Travel Grant Awardee, IUNS 21st International Congress of Nutrition
  • 2016-2018: Thrasher Research Foundation Early Career Award, Thrasher Research Fund
  • 2013: APHA Annual Meeting Scholarship, American Public Health Association
  • 2013: Nutrition and Health Sciences Scholar of the Year, Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Emory University
  • 2013: Global Nutrition Council Student Prize, Global Nutrition Council, American Society of Nutrition
  • 2012: Community Building and Social Change Graduate Fellowship, Center for Community Partnerships, Emory University
  • 2009: T-32 Pre-doctoral Training Grant Recipient in Reproductive, Perinatal, and Pediatric Epidemiology,National Institute of Child Health and Development, National Institutes of Health
  • 2009: Division Scholar Fellowship, Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Emory University