Anna Herforth

Anna Herforth

Co-Director of the Food Prices for Nutrition project

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Anna Herforth is a senior researcher leading initiatives to improve global food measurement toward food systems for healthy diets. In addition to her role in the Food Prices for Nutrition project at Tufts, she is currently a Senior Research Associate at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health, and a Visiting Senior Researcher at Wageningen University & Research. Dr. Herforth’s work provides tools and data for feasible, scaled measurement of diet quality (Global Diet Quality Project), access to healthy diets (Food Prices for Nutrition), and food environments (Food Environment Toolbox, Food Systems Dashboard). This focus stems from over a decade of consulting for international organizations on the topic of linking agriculture, food systems and nutrition, including with the World Bank, FAO, WHO and other UN institutions, CGIAR, and several bilateral government donors. She has worked in Africa, South Asia, and Latin America, including with agricultural and indigenous communities. She holds a Ph.D. in International Nutrition from Cornell University, M.S. in Food Policy from Tufts University, and a B.S. in Plant Science from Cornell University. Dr. Herforth co-founded and co-leads the Agriculture-Nutrition Community of Practice (Ag2Nut), a professional community of over 7,500 members from 130 countries.

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