Jowel Choufani, MSc

Senior Research Assistant

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Jowel Choufani is a Senior Research Assistant at the Environment and Production Technology Division (EPTD) at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). Prior to joining IFPRI, Jowel worked as a research assistant at the American University of Beirut (AUB) on a randomized control trial (RCT) school-feeding program in Palestinian refugee camps in Beirut, Lebanon. This RCT aimed to improve child nutritional status through improving dietary diversity and household food security. Jowel was also a consultant for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) and provided trainings on collecting nutrition and dietary data using electronic tablets as well as analyzed data on the health and access to services of refugees in Lebanon. Jowel is a licensed dietitian in Lebanon and has an MSc in Nutrition for Global Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM).