Beatrice Lorge Rogers
Dr. Rogers is Professor of Economics and Food Policy and Director of the Food Policy and Applied Nutrition Program at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, where she has been on the faculty since 1982. Prof. Rogers has over 30 years of experience promoting evidence-based policy and programs related to food security, food consumption, and nutrition in the developing world. She has been responsible for the design and implementation of national household income, expenditure, and consumption surveys in several countries, and has conducted many smaller scale surveys of household economic and consumption behaviors looking at the determinants of intra-household resource allocation and the effects of food price subsidies and agricultural policies on food consumption and nutrition. She has worked on estimating cost- effectiveness in food assistance programs in Ethiopia and Malawi. She recently served as PI of a study that focuses on how the effects of food aid programs can be made sustainable after the programs are closed (a 4 year, 4-country study). In addition to her work on the Food Aid Quality Review, she is working on a project to improve dietary data collection methods and promote the use of such data in policy-making.