HIV; Hookworm Infections; Malaria; Nutrition Policy
Public Health Interests
Community health; Developing Countries (health); Global Health; Health Services Research; HIV/AIDS; Infectious Disease; Malaria; Nutrition; Parasitology; Public health practice
Extensive Research Description
Dr. Humphries has a broad background in public health practice. She has consulting expertise in the areas of diet and physical activity behavior change, sustainability of community health programs, program monitoring and evaluation, and training in participatory monitoring and evaluation.
Dr. Humphries has research experience in relationships between nutritional deficiencies and infectious disease in resource-poor environments. She is interested in interdisciplinary research on nutrition, immune function, and disease.
Engaging with students in the classroom, on theses and internships provides Dr. Humphries with valuable insights and the opportunity to investigate different perspectives and approaches. She has supported students in conducting research in topics as varied as mapping access to health centers in Burkina Faso, developing a game for teaching communities about malaria transmission, mapping access to food and cigarettes in Almaty, Kazakhstan, and policy approaches to reducing the diabetes impact in India. She enjoys experimenting in the classroom with pedagogical methods that combine academic concepts with practical experience.
Relationship between hookworm infection, response to treatment, and nutritional status in school children in Ghana; measures of research capacity for community based organizations; impact of public health resource sharing on service cost and quality in Connecticut and Massachusetts
- Smith, L., Conroy, K., Hongmei, W., Rui, L., Humphries, D. (2013) Portion size variably affects food intake of 6-year-old and 4-year-old children in Kunming, China. Appetite 69:31-8. PMID: 23702260
- Humphries, D., Simms, B., Davey, D., Otchere, J., Quagraine, J., Terryah, S., Newton, S., Berg, E., Harrison, L., Boakye, D., Wilson, M., Cappello, M. (2013) Hookworm infection among school age children in Kintampo North Municipality, Ghana: Nutritional
- Humphries, D., J. Behrman, B. Crookston, K Dearden, W. Schott, M. Penny. 2014. Households Across All Income Quintiles, Especially the Poorest, Increased Animal Source Food Expenditures Substantially During Recent Peruvian Economic Growth. PLoS One.
- Kotze, A.C., Dobson R.J., Humphries D.L., Wilson M., Cappello, M. (2014) Application of a Poisson distribution quality control measure to the analysis of two human hookworm drug treatment studies in Ghana. International Journal of Parasitology: Drugs
- Stefani, M., Humphries, D. (2014) Boundary Development in the Field of International Nutrition Science. Advances in Nutrition 5:193-198.
- Humphries D, Carroll-Scott A, Mitchell L, Tian T, Choudhury S, Fiellin DA. (2014) Assessing research activity and capacity of community-based organizations: Development and pilot testing of an instrument. Prog Community Health Partnersh 8(4). [Availab
- Stefani, M., Humphries, D. (2013) Exploring culture in the world of international nutrition and nutrition sciences. Advances in Nutrition 4(5):536-8. PMCID: PMC3771141 [Available on 2014/9/1]
- Humphries, D., et al., Epidemiology of hookworm infection in Kintampo North Municipality, Ghana: patterns of malaria coinfection, anemia, and albendazole treatment failure. Am J Trop Med Hyg, 2011. 84(5): p. 792-800.
- Humphries D, Gomez L, Hartwig K, 2010. Sustainability of NGO capacity building in southern Africa: successes and opportunities. Int J Health Plann Manage (e-pub ahead of print).
- Hartwig, K., Humphries, D., and Matebeni, Z. (2008) Building Capacity for AIDS NGOs in Southern Africa: Evaluation of a Pilot Initiative. Health Promotion International 23:251-259. PMID: 18407925
- Yim, A., Humphries, D., and Abuova, G. Food, Alcohol and Cigarette Availability and Consumption in Almaty, Kazakstan: Results and Appraisal of a Rapid Assessment. Public Health Nutrition 6(8): 791-800, 2003.
- Krummel, D.A., Humphries, D., and Tessaro, I. Focus Groups on Cardiovascular Health in Rural Women: Implications for Practice. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior 34(1): 38-46, 2002
- Humphries, D.L. and Krummel, D.A. Perceived Susceptibility to Cardiovascular Disease and Dietary Intake in Women. American Journal of Health Behaviors 23(4): 250-260, 1999
- Humphries, D.L., Stephenson, L.S., Pearce, E.J., The, P.H., Dan, H.T., and Khanh, L.T. The Use of Human Faeces for Fertilizer is Associated with Increased Intensity of Hookworm Infection in Vietnamese Women. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical M
- Humphries, D., Vella, A.T., and Pearce, E.J. Increased CD4+ T Cell-dependent Anti-erythrocyte Antibody Levels Following the Onset of Parasite Egg Production in Schistosoma mansoni Infected Mice. Parasite Immunology 16: 469-477, 1994.