Peggy Callaghan Papathakis received her doctorate degree in Nutritional Biology with a Designated Emphasis in International Nutrition from the University of California, Davis. She teaches courses in clinical nutrition, maternal and child nutrition and international nutrition and is also a registered dietitian with clinical and research experience in the United States and South Africa, measuring the dietary intake, micronutrient and anthropometric status of women and children with acute, infectious and chronic disease. Her research interests include infectious diseases (TB and HIV) and body composition and micronutrient requirements; nutritional status of HIV-infected women and their infants; breast milk nutrient content of HIV-infected women. She serves on the World Health Organization Nutrition Guidance Expert Advisory Group for Nutrition and HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis.
Food fortification improves the intake of all fortified nutrients, but fails to meet the estimated dietary requirements for vitamins A and B6, in lactating South African women (with Kerry E. Pearson), Public Health Nutrition (2012)
Objective To investigate the impact of fortification by comparing food records and selected biochemical indicators...
Nutrition and Tuberculosis: A Review of the Literature and Considerations for TB Control Programs (with Ellen Piwoz), United States Agency for International Development, Africa's Health 2010 Project (2008)
HIV and Nutrition: Pregnant and Lactating Women (with Nigel Rollins), Consultation on Nutrition and HIV/AIDS in Africa: Evidence, Lessons and Recommendations for Action (2005)
Are WHO/UNAIDS/UNICEF-Recommended Replacement Milks for Infants of HIV-Infected Mothers Appropriate in the South African Context? (with Nigel Rollins), Bulletin of the World Health Organization (2004)
Objective Little is known about the nutritional adequacy and feasibility of breastmilk replacement options recommended...