Undergraduate Research Assistant
Niisoja Torto is an undergraduate research assistant at the WFPC. At Duke, he studies public policy and global health. His research interests include the double burden of malnutrition, early childhood development and nutrition, and food aid. Niisoja’s Ghanaian-American identity informs his unending concern about health inequities in his community and around the world. Niisoja’s policy and programmatic experiences in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) have shaped his understanding of some of the challenges and opportunities in leveraging policy solutions to improve the health outcomes of underserved populations. In the spring of 2019, he will begin writing his undergraduate thesis on reinventing food aid in low- and middle-income countries.