A leading nutrition expert with projects underway across the globe has joined the UNC Nutrition Research Institute at the N.C. Research Campus.

Dr. Sangita Sharma looks at what might cause cancer, heart disease and diabetes in different ethnic groups, then introduces programs within the communities to cut their risk of disease. She pioneered ways to measure the nutritional intake of previously unstudied populations in some of the most remote regions on earth.

"She is one of the world’s experts on what people eat and how to measure it," said Dr. Steven Zeisel, executive director of the Nutrition Research Institute.

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