Dr. Mark Manary is an expert in food aid products and treatment of childhood malnutrition in sub-Saharan Africa. He conducted the first clinical trial on ready-to-use therapeutic food in 2001, and developed multiple local formulations of paste-based food aid products. He has looked extensively at gut health in African children, developing diagnostic tests for enteropathy. As a food producer through his NGO, Project Peanut Butter, he understands quality control and supply chain issues. As the co-investigator for the treatment study for FAQR III, Dr. Manary directed the clinical comparison of 4 commonly used supplementary foods.