Muzi Na, PhD, MHS

photo of Muzi Na

Assistant Professor in Nutritional Epidemiology, Department of Nutritional Sciences

Contact Information

108C Chandlee Lab
University Park PA 16802


(fax) 814-863-6103


PhD in Human Nutrition, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2014
MHS in Biostatistics, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2014

Research Interests

  • Maternal and child nutrition
  • Infant and young child feeding practices
  • Food insecurity
  • Innovative quantitative methods in nutrition research

Selected Publications

Na, M., Aguayo, V. M., Arimond, M., Dahal, P., Lamichhane, B., Pokharel, R., ... & Stewart, C. P. (2017). Trends and predictors of appropriate complementary feeding practices in Nepal: An analysis of national household survey data collected between 2001 and 2014. Maternal & Child Nutrition (Early View).

Na M, Aguayo VM, Arimond M, Stewart CP. (2017). Risk factors of poor complementary feeding practices in Pakistani children aged 6-23 months. A multi-level analysis of the Demographic and Health Survey 2012-2013. Maternal & Child Nutrition, 13(S2).

Na M, Caswell BL, Talegawkar SA, Palmer AC. (2017). Monthly food insecurity assessment in rural Zambia: a longitudinal analysis. BMC Public Health 17(1), 260

Na M, Mehra S, Christian P, Ali H, Shaikh S, Shamim AA, Labrique A, Klemm R, Wu L, West KPJ. (2016). Maternal dietary diversity decreases with household food insecurity in rural Bangladesh: a longitudinal analysis. Journal of Nutrition 146(10):2109-16.

Na M, Gross AL, Lewis BL, Talegawkar SA, Palmer AC. (2016). Internal validity of the Food Access Survey Tool in assessing household food insecurity in rural Zambia. Food Security 8(3):679-88.

Na M, Jennings L, Talegawkar SA, West KPJ, Ahmed S. (2015). Association between women’s empowerment and infant and child feeding practices in low and middle-income countries: an analysis of Demographic and Health Surveys. Public Health Nutrition 18(17), 3155–3165

Na M, Gross A, West KPJ. (2015). Validation of the Food Access Survey Tool to assess household food insecurity in rural Bangladesh. BMC Public Health, 15:863.

Jennings L, Na M, Cherewick M, Hindin M, Mullany B, Ahmed, S. (2014). Women's empowerment and male involvement in antenatal care: analyses of Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS)in selected African countries. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 14(1), 297.

Courses Taught

NUTR 251 Introductory Principles of Nutrition