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Dr Megan Deitchler

Organisation name

Intake - Center for Dietary Assessment, FHI 360

Job title


Website address


North America, United States

Country of current residence

North America, United States

Expertise and interests

Sectoral expertise

Nutrition, Nutritional Epidemiology, Public health and nutrition, Public Health Epidemiology

Disciplinary Expertise

Dietary Assessment, Epidemiology, food and nutrition, Nutrition, Public health

Area of interest

Consumption, Food, Diet quality, Health


Members introduction

Hello! My name is Megan Deitchler. I am the Director of Intake, a Center for Dietary Assessment at FHI 360. We provide technical assistance for the collection, analysis, and use of dietary data; and are supporting work to develop metrics of diet quality. I look forward to being part of the community at ANH Academy. Please feel free to connect with me at

Academic publications

Recent publications

Arimond M and Deitchler M. 2019. Measuring diet quality for women of reproductive age in low- and middle-income countries: Towards new metrics for changing diets. Washington, DC: Intake – Center for Dietary Assessment/FHI 360.

Ashorn P, Hallamaa L, Allen LH, Ashorn U, Chandrasiri U, Deitchler M, Doyle R, Harjunmaa U, Jorgensen JM, Kamiza S, Klein N, Maleta K, Nkhoma M, Oaks BM, Poelman B, Rogerson SJ, Stewart CP, Zeilani M, Dewey KG. Co-causation of reduced newborn size by maternal undernutrition, infections and inflammation. Matern Child Nutr. 2018 Jul;14(3):e12585. doi: 10.1111/mcn.12585. Epub 2018 Jan 8.

Women's Dietary Diversity Project Study Group. Development of a dichotomous indicator for population-level assessment in women of reproductive age. Current Dev Nutr 2017; Nov 2 (1) 12.

Harjunmaa U, Järnstedt J, Alho L, Dewey KG, Cheung YB, Deitchler M, Ashorn U, Maleta K, Klein NJ, Ashorn P. Association between maternal dental periapical infections and pregnancy outcomes: results from a cross-sectional study in Malawi. Trop Med Int Health. 2015 Nov;20(11):1549-1558. doi: 10.1111/tmi.12579. Epub 2015 Aug 18.

Recent Projects

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Intake - Center for Dietary Assessment



Member for
1 year 7 months