Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Brazil Initiative

Jennifer Friedman

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Dr. Friedman's research addresses how parasitic diseases, particularly malaria and schistosomiasis, cause morbidity for pregnant women and children. She has worked in The Philippines, Kenya, and Brazil, addressing the relationship between these infections and adverse maternal and birth outcomes, as well as pediatric malnutrition, anemia, and cognitive impairment.