March HWISE-RCN Scholar of the Month: Neetu Choudhary

Neetu Choudhary, is an Adjunct Faculty at the School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Arizona State University and is an independent consultant based in India. An economist by training Neetu’s work has focused on looking at the dynamics underlying various dimensions of food system and child malnutrition in the global South. Her current work attempts to explore new pathways connecting household water insecurity with child’s dietary diversity and nutrition outcomes. She is particularly keen to examine how household water access, given its gendered mediation, impinges upon child stunting and how this relationship varies with varying socioeconomic and cultural contexts. In addition, Neetu has also been working with the SHESC team at ASU on water insecurity and mental health issues. Neetu serves as lead technical expert with Transformatory Research Collaborative, a newly founded India based thinktank. She also serves as Associate Editor for the Journal- Nutrition and Health, a Sage publication and as Academic Editor for PLoS One journals.

Highlighted Work:

  • Neetu Choudhary (2023): Food and Nutrition Systems in Urban India: Towards Disentitlement, Routledge [in print], ISBN: 978-1-138-61102-3
  • Neetu Choudhary, Roseanne Schuster, Alexandra Brewis and Amber Wutich (2021): Household water insecurity affects child nutrition through alternative pathways to WASH: Evidence from India, Food and Nutrition Bulletin, 42(2): 170-187
  • Neetu Choudhary, Roseanne Schuster, Alexandra Brewis and Amber Wutich (2020): Water insecurity undermines children’s dietary diversity through multiple pathways: Evidence from India, Maternal and Child Nutrition, 16(2): 1-13
  • Neetu Choudhary, Alexandra Brewis, Amber, Wutich and Udas, Pranita B. (2020): Sub- optimal Household Water Access is Associated with Greater Risk of Intimate Partner Violence against Women: Evidence from Nepal, Journal of Water and Health ,
  • Neetu Choudhary (2022). The Indian slip on Global Hunger Index 2022: methodological clarifications and fresh insights, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol LVII No 50 , pp 14-16
  • Alexandra Brewis, Neetu Choudhary and Amber Wutich (2019): Low Water Access and Food insecurity as Gendered Physiological Stressors: Blood Pressure Evidence from Nepal, American Journal of Human Biology, 31(3): 1-10
  • Alexandra Brewis, Neetu Choudhary and Amber Wutich (2019): Household Water Insecurity Influences Common Mental Disorders Directly and Indirectly through Multiple Pathways: Evidence from Haiti, Social Science and Medicine, 238(112520): 1-10

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