Ausman, Lynne

Name
Lynne Ausman

Association between maternal aflatoxin exposure during pregnancy and adverse birth outcomes in Uganda

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Aflatoxins are toxic metabolites of Aspergillus molds and are widespread in the food supply, particularly in low‐ and middle‐income countries (LMICs). Both in utero and infant exposure to aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) have been linked to poor child growth and development. The objective of this prospective cohort study was to investigate the association between maternal aflatoxin exposure during pregnancy and adverse birth outcomes, primarily lower birth weight, in a sample of 220 mother‐infant pairs in Mukono district, Uganda.

Risk factors associated with Environmental Enteric Dysfunction (EED) in rural southwestern Uganda

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This poster draws links between water quality sanitation, among other factors and EED with data from a cross-sectional, observational birth cohort study in southwestern Uganda. Presented at Friedman Fellows in 2017.

Determinants of Stunting and Severe Stunting among under-fives: Evidence from the 2011 Nepal Demographic and Health Survey

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Stunting remains a major public health concern in Nepal as it increases the risk of illness, irreversible body damage and mortality in children. Public health planners can reshape and redesign new interventions to reduce stunting and severe stunting among children aged less than 5 years in this country by examining their determinants. Hence, this study identifies factors associated with stunting and severe stunting among children aged less than five years in Nepal.