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Lindiwe (Lindi) Sibeko, PhD, IBCLC

Lindiwe Sibeko
Assistant Professor
(413) 545-1693
Department of Nutrition
204 Chenoweth Lab
University of Massachusetts
100 Holdsworth Way
Amherst, MA 01003-9282

Dr. Sibeko’s research and Extension scholarship address the nutritional health of under-served populations vulnerable to health disparities, with a focus on women, newborns and children, including adolescents. More specifically, her research seeks to identify the social and cultural determinants of food practices and health behaviors and their influence on health outcomes among low income and racial and ethnic minorities. Integral to her work, is an emphasis on elucidating pathways to breastfeeding equity, a critical strategy for promoting maternal and child health and well-being. Dr. Sibeko is also interested in the interplay between structural barriers and food and nutrition related health behaviors, and how community-engaged strategies can impact health outcomes.

Nutrition topics: 
Food Access
Health Disparities
Maternal and Child Health