Elizabeth Prado, Ph.D.

 Elizabeth  Prado, Ph.D.

Position

  • Assistant Project Scientist
  • Department of Nutrition

Contact

Education

  • B.A., Linguistics, Georgetown University
  • M.S., Linguistics, Georgetown University
  • Ph.D., Psychology, Lancaster University, UK

Research Interests

Dr. Prado’s research includes:

  1. The effect of nutrition on brain development in children
  2. The effect of nutrition on cognition, mood, and caregiving in mothers
  3. The cross-cultural and cross-linguistic adaptation and validation of tests of motor, cognitive, and socio-emotional function in children and adults

Selected Publications

Prado EL, Sebayang SK, Apriatni M, Adawiyah SR, Hidayati N, Islamiyah A, Siddiq S, Harefa B, Lum J, Alcock KJ, Ullman MT, Muadz H, Shankar AH.Maternal multiple micronutrient supplementation and other biomedical and socioenvironmental influences on children's cognition at age 9-12 years in Indonesia: follow-up of the SUMMIT randomised trial. Lancet Glob Health. 2017 Feb;5(2):e217-e228. [PubMed]

Prado, E. L., Abbeddou, S., Yakes Jimenez, E., Somé, J. W., Dewey, K. G., Brown, K. H., & Hess, S. Y. (2016). Effects of an intervention on growth and development: evidence for different mechanisms at work. Maternal & Child Nutrition. Matern Child Nutr. 2016 May 4. [PubMed]

Stewart, R., Ashorn, P., Umar, E., Dewey, K., Ashorn, U., Creed, F., Rahman, A. Tomenson, B., Prado, E. L., Maleta, K. (2016). The impact of maternal diet fortification with lipid-based nutrient supplements on postpartum depression in rural Malawi: a randomised-controlled trial. Maternal & Child Nutrition. Matern Child Nutr. 2016 Apr 5. [PubMed]

Prado, E. L., Abbeddou, S., Yakes Jimenez, E., Somé, J. W., Ouédraogo, Z. P., Vosti, S. A., et al. (2016). Lipid-based nutrient supplements plus malaria and diarrhea treatment increase infant development scores in a cluster-randomized trial in Burkina Faso. Journal of Nutrition. J Nutr. 2016 Mar 9. [PubMed]

Prado, E. L., Phuka, J., Maleta, K., Ashorn, P., Ashorn, U., Vosti, S. A., & Dewey, K. G. (2016). Provision of lipid-based nutrient supplements from age 6 to 18 months does not affect infant development scores in a randomized trial in Malawi. Maternal & Child Health. Matern Child Health J. 2016 Jul 9. [PubMed]

Prado, E. L., Adu-Afarwuah S., Lartey A., Ocansey M., Ashorn P., Vosti S. A., & Dewey, K. G. (2016). Effects of pre- and post-natal lipid-based nutrient supplements on infant development in Ghana. Early Hum Dev, 99, 43-51. [PubMed]

Prado, E. L., Maleta, K., Ashorn, P., Ashorn, U., Vosti, S. A., Sadalaki, J., & Dewey, K. G. (2016). Effects of maternal and child lipid-based nutrient supplements on infant development: a randomized trial in Malawi. Am J Clin Nutr, 103(3), 784-793. [PubMed]

Prado, E. L., & Dewey, K. G. (2014). Nutrition and brain development in early life. Nutrition Reviews, 72(4), 267-284. [PubMed]

Prado, E. L., Abubakar, A. A., Abbeddou, S., Jimenez, E. Y., Some, J. W., & Ouedraogo, J. B. (2014). Extending the Developmental Milestones Checklist for use in a different context in Sub-Saharan Africa. Acta paediatrica, 103(4), 447-454. [PubMed]

Prado, E. L., Alcock, K. J., Muadz, H., Ullman, M. T., & Shankar, A. H. (2012). Maternal multiple micronutrient supplements and child cognition: a randomized trial in Indonesia. Pediatrics, 130(3), e536-546. [PubMed]

Prado, E. L., Ullman, M. T., Muadz, H., Alcock, K. J., & Shankar, A. H. (2012). The effect of maternal multiple micronutrient supplementation on cognition and mood during pregnancy and postpartum in Indonesia: a randomized trial. PloS one, 7(3), e32519. [PubMed]

Prado, E. L. & Dewey, K. (2012) Nutrition and brain development in early life. Alive & Thrive Technical Brief Issue 4, January 2012. [PubMed]

Prado, E. L., Hartini, S., Rahmawati, A., Ismayani, E., Hidayati, A., Hikmah, N., et al. (2010). Test selection, adaptation, and evaluation: Three critical steps to assess nutritional influences on child development in developing countries. British Journal of Educational Psychology, 80, 31-53. [PubMed]

Prado, E. L., & Ullman, M. T. (2009). Can imageability help us draw the line between storage and composition? Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition, 35(4), 849-866. [PubMed]