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Jake Eaton

Jake Eaton, MPH, is a PhD Candidate in Public Health Sciences in Washington University in St. Louis. At Iris Group, Jake has worked to bring system dynamics and group model building methods to gender projects in Jordan. He has also helped to conduct systematic reviews on gender-based interventions. 

Jake’s dissertation work uses mixed methods to study food systems, with emphasis on evolutionary theory and the role of the human gut microbiome. He is currently conducting formative research on microbiota-directed foods for infants and young children in Bangladesh.

Previously, Jake worked in education as a secondary school teacher in Colorado and as Head of Teacher Training Design at Bridge International Academies in Nairobi, Kenya. He holds an MPH from Washington University in St. Louis and BAs in Anthropology and English from Tufts University. He is proficient in French and can travel in Swahili.