Dr Sherry A. Tanumihardjo
Dr. Sherry Tanumihardjo manages a progressive research and outreach team in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, United States of America. She serves as the director of the Undergraduate Certificate in Global Health and is on the Advisory Board for the Global Health Institute at University of Wisconsin in Madison. She teaches both at the undergraduate and graduate level including international field experiences.
In her research, she has three decades of experience with vitamin A and carotenoids. Her multidisciplinary research approach is enhanced by her broad educational background in chemistry, biochemistry, and nutrition. She has two main research foci including vitamin A assessment methodology and carotenoid bioavailability. Often the two overlap when investigating provitamin A carotenoids. Tanumihardjo has authored and co-authored over 125 research publications, chapters, and technical documents. Her research group works with a number of animal models (i.e., gerbils, rats, pigs, and monkeys) to answer various questions on issues related to vitamin A toxicity and deficiency and carotenoid bioavailability.