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Dr. Andrade's long term goal is to develop sustainable strategies that can be used to deliver adequate nutrition, especially micronutrients, to residents of developing countries and thereby help to promote human health and economic development. His research interests are focused on food fortification, point-of-care technologies for assessment of micronutrient deficiencies, quality of food aid products, and service, experiential learning education programs. Dr. Andrade's current research efforts have focused on the problem of micronutrient malnutrition, assessment of prevalent deficiencies and delivery of fortified foods. Current evidence supports the use of low-cost, simple technologies as a sustainable approach to improve health in rural areas. In one research area, his team is applying photonic crystal technology to build low-cost, diagnostic devices for the assessment of micronutrient deficiencies in populations living in low-income areas. Technologies are robust enough to test for iron deficiency anemia by health care assistants with little training. Furthermore, he is researching stealth nutrition as a strategy to provide micronutrients to at risk populations living in rural areas. Technologies are low-cost, use local foods and rely on the participation of school teachers and parents. Some products under investigation are rice, tortillas and milk as carrier foods. Furthermore, Dr. Andrade is using these international projects as an innovative educational platform to train college students in food science and human nutrition.

Education/Academic qualification

Human Nutrition, PhD, Purdue University


  • S Agriculture
  • International Nutrition
  • Food Science and Technology
  • micronutrients
  • vitamins
  • minerals
  • dietary supplements
  • lipid nutrition supplements
  • undernutrition
  • T Technology (General)
  • Biosensors
  • Diagnostics
  • Nutrition
  • anemia
  • iron deficiency
  • micronutrient deficiency
  • L Education (General)
  • Study abroad programs
  • service and experiential learning

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Research Output 2003 2019

  • 40 Article
  • 3 Review article
  • 1 Conference contribution

Development of a Paper-Based Sensor Compatible with a Mobile Phone for the Detection of Common Iron Formulas Used in Fortified Foods within Resource-Limited Settings

Waller, A. W., Toc, M., Rigsby, D. J., Gaytán-Martínez, M. & Andrade, J. E., Jul 21 2019, In : Nutrients. 11, 7, 1673.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Fortified Food
fortified foods
Cell Phones
sensors (equipment)

Do Fruit and Vegetable Policies, Socio-Environmental Factors, and Physical Activity Influence Fruit and Vegetable Intake Among Adolescents?

Darfour-Oduro, S. A., Andrade, J. & Grigsby-Toussaint, D. S., Jan 1 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Adolescent Health.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Environmental Policy
Odds Ratio

Effect of multiple micronutrient fortification on physico-chemical and sensory properties of Chhash (traditional Indian yogurt-based drink)

Gaur, S., Waller, A. W. & Andrade, J. E., Jan 1 2019, In : Foods. 8, 1, 5.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
dietary minerals
titratable acidity

National School Lunch Nutrition and Cost Profile: A Case Study of the Ghana School Feeding Programme

Goldsmith, P. D., Andrade, J., Cornelius, M., Asigbee, M., Atim, P. & Tamimie, C., Mar 1 2019, In : Food and Nutrition Bulletin. 40, 1, p. 41-55 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

school lunch
meals (menu)

Pea Protein Nanoemulsion and Nanocomplex as Carriers for Protection of Cholecalciferol (Vitamin D3)

Jiang, S., Yildiz, G., Ding, J., Andrade, J., Rababahb, T. M., Almajwalc, A., Abulmeatyc, M. M. & Feng, H., Jun 1 2019, In : Food and Bioprocess Technology. 12, 6, p. 1031-1040 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

pea protein