Abigail Ayorkor Armah

Thomas Wyatt Turner Fellow, 2022-23

Degree Program

MS Food Science and Biotechnology

Home University

Delaware State University

Home Mentor

Alberta Aryee, Human Ecology, Delaware State University

Cornell Mentor

Elad Tako, Department of Food Science

About the Fellow

Abigail A. Armah holds a Master’s degree in Nutrition and a BSc in Nutrition and Food Science from University of Ghana, Legon. Her research interests focus on the role of functional foods and dietary bioactive components in health and disease and issues that affect food and nutrition security.

She worked as a research assistant on the Nutrition Links Project at the Department of Nutrition and Foods Science, University of Ghana, a project which tested the effect of integrated agriculture and nutrition strategies on livelihoods, nutrition and health status of young children and women of child-bearing age in some rural communities in Ghana. She also worked on a research study that assessed the impacts of climate change on food and nutrition security among small scale farming households in some rural communities in Ghana.

Abigail is currently a graduate student at the Delaware State University studying MS Food Science and Biotechnology at the College of Agriculture, Science and Technology.

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