The institute will broadly encompass the development, validation, implementation, and scale-up of any technology that has the potential to solve a global health/nutrition problem. Following is an example list of areas where the existing strengths of Cornell can be leveraged in the nutrition and global health context.

  • Application of nanotechnology and automated image processing in a global context
  • Development of physiological systems biomarkers and engineering nutrition solutions for critical care and chronic disease populations
  • Use of technology to develop and test crops with enhanced nutritive content
  • Geographic information systems technologies to identify ‘hot spots’ of disease burden to help target resources
  • Development of improved database and communications tools to enable ‘big data’ collection and analyses 
  • Electronic Methods to modify behavior and improve adherence to preventive and therapeutic regimens for better health