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Yevheniia Varyvoda PhD

Yevheniia  Varyvoda PhD

Research Professional I

Community, Environment & Policy Department

1295 N. Martin
Drachman Hall
PO Box: 245210
Tucson AZ 85724


Yevheniia Varyvoda, Ph.D., is a Research Professional I in Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. She has a background in environmental geography with expertise in nature-based approaches for environmental and human health. Yevheniia Varyvoda co-authored advisory documents for UNDP on the UNECE Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment capacity building in the Central and Eastern European Countries. She also consulted on reports for USAID on identification of emerging technologies and innovations, sustainable practices to address climate-related challenges in food systems to decrease food loss and waste while improving diet and nutrition, in addition to boosting smallholder farmers’ productivity and profitability. Her personal studies, professional teaching, and project implementation in environmental and public health research have been conducted in North America, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.

Recent Publications

  • Varyvoda Y, Taren D. (2023). COP 27 Insights to increase food systems climate adaptation and resilience. Nutrition Reviews.
  • Varyvoda, Y., Akseer, N., Sadkoviy, V., Carmona, R., Muramoto, M., Wazny, K., San Martin, T., & Taren, D. (2022). Ukraine's most vulnerable need healthcare: Priorities during the armed conflict. Public health in practice (Oxford, England), 4, 100296.
  • Varyvoda, Y., & Taren, D. (2022). Considering Ecosystem Services in Food System Resilience. International journal of environmental research and public health, 19(6), 3652.
  • Varyvoda, Y., Cederstrom, T., Borberg, J., & Taren, D. (2021). Enabling Food Safety Entrepreneurship: Exploratory Case Studies from Nepal, Senegal, and Ethiopia. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, 5, [742908].

Courses Taught

  • The World’s Food and Health HPS 416 516
  • Food in 2050 and beyond: Climate Change and Global Health CPH GHI 432/532

Research Synopsis

Dr. Varyvoda’s research interest is dedicated to exploring and promoting nature-based solutions that are sensitive to local conditions to provide food security and precision nutrition for all in such a way that human, animal, and environmental health are not compromised. Dr. Varyvoda’s long-term goals are to design adaptation strategies that can guide policymakers, food system actors, and community leaders to formulate actionable solutions addressing climate-induced risks and closing the implementation gap in food and nutritional security.

Research Interests

  • Environmental Health
  • Climate Adaptation
  • Precision Nutrition & Wellness
  • Food Systems, Resilience
  • Public Health and Emergency Preparedness
  • One Health Research
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