Bio: Ivy Blackmore is a postdoctoral researcher in the E3 Nutrition lab and Humphries lab (URI). Her current work focuses on implementing an intervention in coastal Kenya that addresses malnutrition and its intersections with fisheries sustainability. Her research is centered around rural livelihood challenges and strategies and the ways in which these factors and decisions shape human health and natural resource sustainability.

Ivy earned a Ph.D. from Washington University in St Louis (2019), an MPP from Duke University (2012) and a B.A. from Bowdoin College (2007). Prior to pursuing her Ph.D., Ivy worked for RTI International and served as a Peace Corps agriculture/food security extension agent in rural Nicaragua. Her time in Nicaragua and the experience of growing up on a small farm in upstate New York led to her interest in rural livelihood security issues and sustainable development in underserved places across the world.

Country Experience: Nicaragua, Ecuador, Kenya

Curriculum Vitae: Ivy Blackmore_CV

Recent Publications:

Blackmore I., Wamakota, A., Kamau-Mbuthia, E., Humphries, A., Lesorogol, C., Cohn, R., Sarange, C., Mbogholi, F., Obata, C., Cheupe C., Cheupe, J., Sherburne, L., Chapnick, M., Cartmill M., Iannotti, I. (under review). Samaki Salama for healthy child growth and sustainable fisheries in coastal Kenya: study protocol. https://doi.org/10.21203/rs.3.rs-1534549/v1

Blackmore I., Iannotti L., Rivera, C., Waters, W. F., Lesorogol C., (revise and resubmit). An assessment of the livelihood resilience of indigenous communities in the Andes of Ecuador.

Blackmore I, Ringler, C., Meinzen-Dick, R. S. (2022) Evidence Brief: Gender gaps in agricultural growth and development: Opportunities for improved gender-responsive programming. Gender, Climate Change and Nutrition Integration Initiative (GCAN) Evidence Brief. Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). https://doi.org/10.2499/p15738coll2.135905

Cartmill M., Blackmore I., Sarange, C., Mbeyu, R., Cheupe C., Cheupe, J., Kamau-Mbuthia, E., Iannotti, I., Wamakota, A., Humphries, A., Lesorogol, C.(2022). Fish and complementary feeding practices for young children: qualitative research findings from coastal Kenya. PLOS One, 17(3). e0265310. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0265310

Iannotti, L., Blackmore, I., Cohn, R, Chen, F., Gyimah, E., Chapnick, M., Humphries, A.,(2021). Aquatic Animal Foods for Nutrition Security and Child Health. Food Nutrition Bulletin.https://doi.org/10.1177%2F03795721211061924

Blackmore, I., Iannotti, L., Rivera, C., Waters, W. F., & Lesorogol, C. (2021). Land Degradation and the Link to Increased Livelihood Vulnerabilities Among Indigenous Populations in the Andes of Ecuador. Land Use Policy, 107. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2021.105522

Blackmore, I., Rivera, C., Waters, W. F., Iannotti, L., & Lesorogol, C. (2021). The Impact of Seasonality and Climate Variability on Livelihood Security in the Ecuadorian Andes. Climate Risk Management, 32. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.crm.2021.100279

Blackmore, I., Lesorogol, C., & Iannotti, L. (2018). Small livestock and aquaculture programming impacts on household livelihood security: A systematic narrative review. Journal of Development Effectiveness, 10(2), 197–248. https://doi.org/10.1080/19439342.2018.1452777