Publications and Blog

Academic Publications


Anne Barnhill, Justin Bernstein, Ruth Faden, Rebecca McLaren, Travis N. Rieder, and Jessica Fanzo, “Moral Reasons for Individuals in High-Income Countries to Limit Beef Consumption.” Food Ethics 7(11) (2022)

Daniel Mason-D’Croz, Anne Barnhill, Justin Bernstein, Jessica Bogard, Gabriel Dennis, Peter Dixon, Jessica Fanzo, et al. “Ethical and Economic Implications of the Adoption of Novel Plant-Based Beef Substitutes in the USA: A General Equilibrium Modelling Study.” The Lancet Planetary Health 6(8):e658–69 (2022)

Anne Barnhill, Anne, A. Susana Ramírez, Marice Ashe, Amanda Berhaupt-Glickstein, Nicholas Freudenberg, Sonya A. Grier, Karen E. Watson, and Shiriki Kumanyika. “The Racialized Marketing of Unhealthy Foods and Beverages: Perspectives and Potential Remedies.” Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics 50(1):52-59 (2022)

Matteo Bonotti and Anne Barnhill. “Food, Gentrification and Located Life Plans.” Food Ethics 7(1) (2022)

Anne Barnhill and Matteo Bonotti, Healthy Eating Policy and Political Philosophy: A Public Reason Approach (Oxford University Press, 2022)


Barnhill, A., & Fanzo, J. (2021). Nourishing Humanity without Destroying the PlanetEthics & International Affairs35(1), 69-81.

Ghosh‐Jerath, S., Kapoor, R., Singh, A., Downs, S., Goldberg, G., & Fanzo, J. (2021). Agroforestry diversity, indigenous food consumption and nutritional outcomes in Sauria Paharia tribal women of Jharkhand, IndiaMaternal & Child Nutrition17(1), e13052.

Fanzo, J. (2021). Can Fixing Dinner Fix the Planet? JHU Press.

Fanzo, J. (2021). Achieving equitable diets for all: The long and winding road. One Earth4(4), 470-473.

Fanzo, J., Bellows, A. L., Spiker, M. L., Thorne-Lyman, A. L., & Bloem, M. W. (2021). The importance of food systems and the environment for nutritionThe American Journal of Clinical Nutrition113(1), 7-16.

Fanzo, J. & Davis, C. (2021). Global Food Systems, Diets, and Nutrition. Palgrave MacMillan.

Fanzo, J., Shawar, Y. R., Shyam, T., Das, S., & Shiffman, J. (2021). Challenges to establish effective public-private partnerships to address malnutrition in all its formsInternational Journal of Health Policy and Management.

Fox, E. L., Davis, C., Downs, S. M., McLaren, R., & Fanzo, J. (2021). A focused ethnographic study on the role of health and sustainability in food choice decisions. Appetite, 105319.

Marshall, Q., Bellows, A. L., McLaren, R., Jones, A. D., & Fanzo, J. (2021). You Say You Want a Data Revolution? Taking on Food Systems Accountability. Agriculture11(5), 422.


Barnhill, A., & Civita, N. (2020). Ethics of Healthy EatingHandbook of Eating and Drinking: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, 1173-1195.

Barnhill, A., & Civita, N. (2020). Food Waste: Ethical Imperatives & ComplexitiesPhysiology & Behavior, 112927.

Barnhill, A., Civita, N., Davis, C., & Wychgram, C. (2020). Food Ethics Made Easy: Two Simple Strategies for More Ethical Eating. Berman Institute of Bioethics.

Béné, C., Fanzo, J., Haddad, L., Hawkes, C., Caron, P., Vermeulen, S., … & Oosterveer, P. (2020). Five priorities to operationalize the EAT–Lancet Commission reportNature Food1(8), 457-459.

Béné, C., Fanzo, J., Prager, S. D., Achicanoy, H. A., Mapes, B. R., Alvarez Toro, P., & Bonilla Cedrez, C. (2020). Global drivers of food system (un) sustainability: A multi-country correlation analysisPlos One15(4), e0231071.

Bromage, S., Zhang, Y., Holmes, M., Fawzi, W., Sachs, S., Fanzo, J., … & Li, Y. (2020). A Novel Food-

Based Diet Quality Score Is Associated with Nutrient Adequacy and Reduced Anemia Among Rural Adults in Ten African CountriesCurrent Developments in Nutrition4(Supplement_2), 1381-1381.

Downs, S. M., Ahmed, S., Fanzo, J., & Herforth, A. (2020). Food Environment Typology: Advancing an Expanded Definition, Framework, and Methodological Approach for Improved Characterization of Wild, Cultivated, and Built Food Environments toward Sustainable DietsFoods9(4), 532.

Duggan, C. P., Brennan, L., Christian, P., Fanzo, J., Ludwig, D. S., & Editors of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. (2020). Knowledge and debate in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition: new sections, new science, and looking forward and outward.

Fanzo, J. (2020). Cooperate to prevent food-system failure. Nature588(7837), S57.

Fanzo, J. (2020). Food And Climate: A book review about food and climate. Health Affairs, 39(12).

Fanzo, J. (2020). No Food Security, No World Order. In Brands, H., & Gavin, F.J. COVID-19 and World Order: The Future of Conflict, Competition, and Cooperation. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Fanzo, J. (2020). The utilisation of wild foods in Mediterranean Tunisia: commentary on the identification and frequency of consumption of wild edible plants over a year in central Tunisia: a mixed-methods approach (Dop et al., nd). Public Health Nutrition23(5), 956-958.

Fanzo, J., Covic, N., Dobermann, A., Henson, S., Herrero, M., Pingali, P., & Staal, S. (2020). A research vision for food systems in the 2020s: Defying the status quo. Global Food Security26.

Fanzo, J., Hood, A., & Davis, C. (2020). Eating our way through the AnthropocenePhysiology & Behavior222, 112929.

Fanzo, J., Drewnowski, A., Blumberg, J., Miller, G., Kraemer, K., & Kennedy, E. (2020). Nutrients, foods, diets, people: promoting healthy eatingCurrent Developments in Nutrition4(6), nzaa069.

Fanzo, J., Haddad, L., McLaren, R., Marshall, Q., Davis, C., Herforth, A., … & Miachon, L. (2020). The Food Systems Dashboard is a new tool to inform better food policyNature Food, 1-4.

Fanzo, J., & McLaren, R. (2020). An Overview of the Ethics of Eating and DrinkingHandbook of Eating and Drinking: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, 1095-1115.

Fanzo, J. & McLaren, R. (2020). The Product Reformulation Journey So Far: An Assessment. Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition. Discussion Paper.

Fanzo, J. & Sarria, I. (2020). Changing times, changing diets. Rural 21: The International Journal for Rural Development.

Fanzo, J., Shawar, Y. R., Shyam, T., Das, S., & Shiffman, J. (2020). Food System PPPs: Can they advance public health and business goals at the same time? Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition. Discussion Paper, No. 6.

Ghosh-Jerath, S., Kapoor, R., Singh, A., Downs, S., Barman, S., & Fanzo, J. (2020). Leveraging traditional ecological knowledge and access to nutrient-rich indigenous foods to help achieve SDG 2: An analysis of the indigenous foods of Sauria Paharias, a vulnerable tribal community in Jharkhand, IndiaFront. Nutr. 7: 61. doi: 10.3389/fnut.

Goldberg, A. M. (Ed.). (2020). Feeding the World Well: A Framework for Ethical Food Systems. Johns Hopkins University Press.

Graham, E., Thorne-Lyman, A. L., Love, D., Nussbaumer, E., Bloem, M., Fry, J., … & Fanzo, J. (2020). Food-Based Dietary Guidelines Make Seafood a Priority, Sustainability an AfterthoughtCurrent Developments in Nutrition4(Supplement_2), 139-139.

Grummon, A. H., Hall, M. G., Block, J. P., Bleich, S. N., Rimm, E. B., Taillie, L. S., & Barnhill, A. (2020). Ethical Considerations for Food and Beverage WarningsPhysiology & Behavior, 112930.

Hawkes, C., Walton, S., Fanzo, J., & Haddad, L. (2020). 42 policies and actions to orient food systems towards healthier diets for all. Centre for Food Policy. Research Brief.

Neelakantan, A., DeFries, R., & Fanzo, J. (2020). Food security and livelihoods of post-resettlement households around Kanha National ParkPlos One15(12), e0243825.

Raza, A., Fox, E. L., Morris, S. S., Kupka, R., Timmer, A., Dalmiya, N., & Fanzo, J. (2020). Conceptual framework of food systems for children and adolescents. Global Food Security27, 100436.


Ahmed, S., Downs, S., & Fanzo, J. (2019). Advancing an integrative framework to evaluate sustainability in national dietary guidelinesFront Sustain Food Syst3(76), 10-3389.

Barnhill, A. (2019). Obesity Prevention and Promotion of Good Nutrition: Public Health Ethics Issues. In The Oxford Handbook of Public Health Ethics. In Anna C. Mastroianni, Jeffrey P. Kahn, and Nancy E. Kass (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Public Health Ethics. UK: Oxford University Press.

Bonotti, M., & Barnhill, A. (2019). Are Healthy Eating Policies Consistent with Public Reason?. Journal of Applied Philosophy, 36(3), 506-522.

Downs, S. M., Sackey, J., Kalaj, J., Smith, S., & Fanzo, J. (2019). An mHealth voice messaging intervention to improve infant and young child feeding practices in SenegalMaternal & child nutrition15(4), e12825.

Downs, S. M., Glass, S., Linn, K. K., & Fanzo, J. (2019). The interface between consumers and their food environment in Myanmar: an exploratory mixed-methods studyPublic health nutrition, 22(6), 1075-1088.

Fanzo, J. (2019). Biodiversity: An essential natural resource for improving diets and nutritionAgriculture for Improved Nutrition: Seizing the Momentum, 36.

Fanzo, J. (2019). Implications and Relevance of Sustainable Diets Internationally: It’s all about Context. In National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Sustainable Diets, Food, and Nutrition: Proceedings of a Workshop. National Academies Press.

Fanzo, J. (2019). Healthy and Sustainable Diets and Food Systems: the Key to Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 2?. Food Ethics4(2), 159-174.

Fanzo, J. (2019, November). Reimagining the Global Food System. In ASA, CSSA and SSSA International Annual Meetings (2019). ASA, CSSA, and SSSA.

Fanzo, J., & Davis, C. (2019). Can Diets Be Healthy, Sustainable, and Equitable?. Current obesity reports8(4), 495-503.

Ghosh-Jerath, S., Downs, S., Singh, A., Paramanik, S., Goldberg, G., & Fanzo, J. (2019). Innovative matrix for applying a food systems approach for developing interventions to address nutrient deficiencies in indigenous communities in India: a study protocol. BMC public health19(1), 944.

Qin, Y., Pingault, N., Ricci, F., & Fanzo, J. (2019). Improved food environments for healthy diets and enhanced nutrition. Journal of Integrative Agriculture, 18(7), 1652-1654.

Shapiro, M. J., Downs, S. M., Swartz, H. J., Parker, M., Quelhas, D., Kreis, K., … & Fanzo, J. (2019). A systematic review investigating the relation between animal-source food consumption and stunting in children aged 6–60 months in low and middle-income countriesAdvances in Nutrition10(5), 827-847.

Sinharoy, S. S., & Fanzo, J. (2019). Ethical and human rights considerations related to access to anemia diagnosisAnnals of the New York Academy of Sciences1450(1), 239-248.

Tallis, H., Kreis, K., Olander, L., Ringler, C., Ameyaw, D., Borsuk, M. E., … & Kennedy, G. (2019). Aligning evidence generation and use across health, development, and environmentCurrent Opinion in Environmental Sustainability39, 81-93.

Willett, W., Rockström, J., Loken, B., Springmann, M., Lang, T., Vermeulen, S., .Fanzo, J… & Jonell, M. (2019). Food in the Anthropocene: the EAT–Lancet Commission on healthy diets from sustainable food systemsThe Lancet393(10170), 447-492.

Zhang, X., Davidson, E. A., Pfeifer, K., Yao, G., Dalin, C., Komarek, A., … & Fanzo, J. (2019). A Sustainable Agriculture Matrix of environmental and socioeconomic indicators for protecting Earth’s climateAGUFM2019, GC32B-04.


Barling, D., & Fanzo, J. (2018). Advances in Food Security and Sustainability (Vol. 3). Academic Press.

Barnhill, A., Palmer, A., Weston, C. M., Brownell, K. D., Clancy, K., Economos, C. D., … & Bennett, W. L. (2018). Grappling with complex food systems to reduce obesity: a US public health challengePublic Health Reports133(1_suppl), 44S-53S.

Civita, N. (2018). How Should Physicians Help Patients Who Are Ill Because They Work in Agriculture?AMA journal of ethics20(10), 932-940.

Davis, C. & Fanzo, J. (2019). An Overview of Ethical Issues in Food, Water, and Nutrition in Public Health. In Anna C. Mastroianni, Jeffrey P. Kahn, and Nancy E. Kass (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Public Health Ethics. UK: Oxford University Press.

Fanzo, J. (2019). Malnutrition, Public Health, and Ethics. In Anna C. Mastroianni, Jeffrey P. Kahn, and Nancy E. Kass (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Public Health Ethics. UK: Oxford University Press.

Fanzo, J. (2018). Does Global Goal Setting Matter for Nutrition and Health?. AMA journal of ethics20(10), 979-986.

Fanzo, J. (2018). The Ethics of Food in the Health System ArchitectureAMA Journal of Ethics20(10), 913-917. 

Fanzo, J. and Glass, S. (2018.) Ethical and Sociocultural Considerations of Biofortified Crops: Ensuring Value and Sustainability for Public Health.  In Barling, D. and Fanzo, J. (eds.), Advances in Food Security and Sustainability3, 93.

Fanzo, J. and Swartz, H. (2018). Attaining a Healthy and Sustainable Diet. Sustainable Diets: Linking Nutrition and Food Systems. In Burlingame, B., & Dernini, S., Sustainable Diets: Linking Nutrition and Food Systems. Oxford, UK: CABI.

Fanzo, J., Cordes, K. Y., Fox, E., & Bulman, A. (2018). Tying the knot: an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the human right to adequate nutritionColum. J. Transnat’l L.57, 62.

Fox, E. L., Davis, C., Downs, S. M., Schultink, W., & Fanzo, J. (2018). Who is the Woman in Women’s Nutrition? A Narrative Review of Evidence and Actions to Support Women’s Nutrition throughout LifeCurrent developments in nutrition3(1), nzy076.

Morain, S., & Barnhill, A. (2018). Do Infant Formula Giveaways Undermine or Support Women’s Choices?. AMA journal of ethics20(10), 924-931.

Quelhas, D., Kompala, C., Wittenbrink, B., Han, Z., Parker, M., Shapiro, M.,…Fanzo, J... & Kreis, K. (2018). The association between active tobacco use during pregnancy and growth outcomes of children under five years of age: a systematic review and meta-analysisBMC public health18(1), 1372.

Rajagopal, S., Barnhill, A., & Sharfstein, J. M. (2018). The evidence—and acceptability—of taxes on unhealthy foodsIsrael journal of health policy research7(1), 68.

Sabbahi, M., Li, J., Davis, C., & Downs, S. M. (2018). The Role of the Sustainable Development Goals to Reduce the Global Burden of Malnutrition, In Barling, D. and Fanzo, J. (eds.), Advances in Food Security and Sustainability3, 277.

Media and Public Outreach


Duncombe, J. (2021). Our Food Systems Are Complicated. Food Data Doesn’t Have to Be. Sentient Media.

Fanzo, J. (2021). Interviewed by Rosen, J. for Bug appétit: Why eating cicadas is good for the environment. Johns Hopkins Hub.

Fanzo, J. (2021). Interviewed for New AJCN Journal Sections in Food Systems, Precision Nutrition. [Podcast]. ACJN In Press.

Fanzo, J. (2021). Quoted in Fighting food insecurity during a global pandemic. Johns Hopkins Hub.

Fanzo, J. (2021). Interviewed for Can we Trust Industry to Reformulate Food for Health? [Podcast]. Duke Sanford World Food Policy Center.

Fanzo, J. (2021). Fuller Seminar Series: Food: The Power is on Your Plate – Jessica Fanzo. [Webinar].

Fanzo, J. (2021). The Well-being of the Planet and People. Terra Madre Salone del Gusto. [Webinar].


Davis, M. & Fanzo, J. (2020). Blog 22: The threat of zoonotic diseases on the global food supply: Preventing the next spillover. Nutrition Connect.

Fanzo, J. (2020). Covid-19 Threatens to Starve Africa. Bloomberg.

Fanzo, J. (2020). Interviewed by Howell, K. for New Tool Enables Decision Makers to See What Works in their Food Systems. Food Tank.

Fanzo, J. (2020). Interviewed by Welsh, T. for ‘Google Maps for food systems’: New dashboard aims to aid decision-making. Devex.

Fanzo, J. (2020). Interviewed by Scharper, J. for Data to Improve Global Diets. Johns Hopkins Magazine.

Fanzo, J. (2020). Interviewed by Grillo, C. for Jess Fanzo on Sustainable Diets: It’s Not Just a Fantasy. Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future.

Fanzo, J. (2020). Interviewed for Eating your vegetables is easier said than done. Science Codex.

Fanzo, J. (2020). Interviewed for Professor Jessica Fanzo Awarded COVID-19 Launchpad Grant. Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

Fanzo, J. (2020). Keynote Speaker. AgMIP 8: Food Systems, Shocks, and Actions. [Webinar].

Fanzo, J. & Haddad, L. (2020). Opinion: Food Systems Dashboard: A Decision-making Tool for Better Food Governance Decisions. Agri-Pulse. [Op-ed].

Fanzo, J., Haddad, L., Torero, M., Tschirley, D., Herforth, A., Beal, T., Marshall, Q., McLaren, R., & Jones, A. (2020). Food Systems Dashboard Webinar. Food Systems Dashboard.

Hawkes, C., Walton, S., Haddad, L. & Fanzo, J. (2020). No Regrets, No Excuses. Helping policymakers make decisions to transform their food systems for healthy diets. Nutrition Connect. [Blog].


Faden, R. (2019). Interviewed by Edible Vineyard for Conversation: Ruth Faden and Ali Berlow. MV Times.

Faden, R. and Fanzo, J. (2019). Interviewed by Shilton, A.C. for “Protein of the Future.” Johns Hopkins Magazine.

Fanzo, J. (2019). Considering Ethics Along the Data Value Chain for Nutrition. Sight and Life, 33(1), 122-126.

Fanzo, J. (2019). “If You’re Poor in America, You Can Be Both Overweight and Hungry.” Bloomberg Opinion.

Fanzo, J. (2019). “OPINION: Let’s talk less about Big Macs and more about our global food system.” Thomson Reuters Foundation.

Fanzo, J. (2019). Bringing Johns Hopkins to New York Event, featuring Jessica Fanzo. Johns Hopkins University.

Fanzo, J. (2019). Interviewed by Godoy, M. for “Is A Diet That’s Healthy For Us Also Better For The Planet? Most Of The Time, Yes.” NPR.

Fanzo, J. (2019). Interviewed by Win, Thin-Lei for “EXPERT VIEWS-Changing incentives and policies crucial to end hunger and malnutrition.” Thomson Reuters Foundation.

Fanzo, J. (2019). Interviewed for “Bringing something new to the table.” Stockholm Resilience Centre.

Fanzo, J. (2019). Interviewed for FOLU Champions: Jessica Fanzo. Food and Land Use Coalition.

Fanzo, J. (2019). Interviewed for “Solutions to Food and Water Security Challenges Tackled in Seminar.” Johns Hopkins Alliance for a Healthier World.

Fanzo, J. (2019). Interviewed for “Turning Targets Into Action, Against the Clock.” EAT.

Fanzo, J. (2019). Interviewed for “Ep6: Oh, the Places You’ll Goat! (feat. Dr. Jessica Fanzo).” [Podcast]. We All Gotta Eat Podcast.

Fanzo, J. (2019). Interviewed for “Wait Just a Minute.” [Podcast]. Chicago Council of Global Affairs.

Fanzo, J. and Byerlee, D. (2019). “After 75 years, agriculture and nutrition meet again: A history of shifting global priorities in the fight against hunger.” International Food Policy Research Institute.

Fanzo, J. and Herrero, M. (2019). “What we eat matters: to change climate crisis, we need to reshape the food system.” The Guardian.


Blueprint for Living – Separate stories Podcast. (2018). Helping the world through a sustainable diet with Jessica Fanzo.

Bowker, B. (2018.) Eat our way to a better world: Considering food ethics with Ruth Faden. MV Times.

Edmonds, W. (2018.) Food symposium explores ethical consumption. The Johns Hopkins News-Letter.

Fanzo, J. (2018.) Addressing Capacity Challenges: Breaking down silos in the nutrition communitySight and Life, 32(2), 98-102.

Fanzo, J. (2018.) A Piece of the Pie in Health Equity: Improving Food & Nutrition Security. Johns Hopkins Alliance for a Healthier World.

Fanzo, J. (2018.) Fight Obesity With Frank Food Labels. Bloomberg View.

Fanzo, J. and Das, S. (2018.) Save the Climate, Eat Less Red Meat. Bloomberg Opinion.

Sourcing Matters Podcast. (2018).  Alan Goldberg discusses food ethics.

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg American Health Initiative. (2018). Q&A: Anne Barnhill – Food for Thought: Considering the Ethics of our Food System.


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Homelessness: The Hidden Nutrition Issue
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