Vitamin & Me: Why Nutritional Supplements are Crucial to Your Health
Much research has been done on multivitamin intake, including recommended intake for certain populations such as those who are pregnant and young children. How does one know what vitamin(s) are needed? How is information on supplements disseminated and shared with those who need it most, and then how are vitamins provided? Join us for a conversation on the public health need for vitamins and nutritional information with the CEO of Vitamin & Me and how Vitamin & Me is addressing this issue.
Jessica Houston received her MSPH in 2015 at The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in the Department of International Health-Human Nutrition. While at Hopkins, she received rigorous training in the development of mobile health applications in health systems, statistical analysis, clinical trial design, and global public health and prevention. She was the recipient of the Elsa Orent Keiles Nutrition- International Health Award and was a Johnson and Johnson Healthcare Scholar. Jessica has greater than 15 years of clinical trial experience, epidemiologic data analytics training, and molecular science research. She developed a nutritional-based predictive analytics model to identify subclinical disease. Her research has been published in peer-reviewed journals and books. Previously, Jessica was a Global Public Health Analyst for the Vitality Institute, a healthcare think tank in New York City. Additionally, she received a graduate degree in education with a focus on nutrition from the University of Virginia. Jessica lives in Florida with her husband and son.
Vitamin & Me
Houston, founder and CEO of Vitamin & Me and author of EatClean30, did not set out to create a vitamin brand. As a Johns Hopkins educated nutritional scientist, public health professional, and mother, she made it her mission to give women everywhere access to the nutrition they need.
Driven by a passion to improve the lives of women and children across the world, she launched Vitamin & Me, a SAAS data analytics service that matches you to the nutrients you need and delivers them to your door each month.
And with every purchase, Vitamin & Me provides nutrition to women, men and children around the world. So far, we’ve given 120,000 micronutrient grants in 74 countries, including every state in the US. And we’re just getting started!
Podcast: Vitamin & Me
Check out the April 14 podcast episode featuring Dr. Alfred Sommer, Dean Emeritus of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health