Elizabeth O’Sullivan

Ireland (Fulbright S&T awardee 2011)

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Elizabeth O’Sullivan is a doctoral candidate in Cornell University’s Department of Nutrition. As a 2011 International Fulbright Science & Technology Fellow, she is conducting research into the current breastfeeding practices of diabetic women and hopes to investigate interventions that increase breastfeeding in this cohort. Ultimately Liz hopes to return to Ireland and continue to research methods to increase the breastfeeding rate in her home country, which currently has one of the lowest rates in the world.

A native of Ireland, Liz received a Science degree, specializing in Physiology from Trinity College, Dublin. She then went on to pursue a second undergraduate degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics, a course run jointly between the Dublin Institute of Technology and Trinity College, Dublin. Liz conducted research in the National Centre for Inherited Metabolic Disorders, Children’s University Hospital, Dublin, prior to arriving in the United States. There she investigated the relationship between protein intake, growth parameters and biochemical indices in children with phenylketonuria.