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Comparative Politics


Development Studies


Joseph Wong

Ho, Carmen


The Politics of Malnutrition


Carmen Jacqueline Ho is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto. At the Munk School of Global Affairs, she is the Health and Human Rights Senior Doctoral Fellow with the Comparative Program on Health and Society (CPHS) and a Doctoral Fellow with the Asian Institute (AI). At the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), she is affiliated with the Centre for Global Child Health. Her dissertation examines the impact of a non-binding UN agreement on national policies for maternal and child nutrition. She draws upon original fieldwork carried out in Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, the Philippines, and Thailand to shed light on the political determinants of policy change. Her doctoral research has been supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Vivienne Poy Chancellor’s Fellowship in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS), and other awards.

Research Interests

Global governance, comparative public policy, welfare state, democracy and authoritarianism, state capacity, global health, maternal and child nutrition and Southeast Asia

Previous Degrees

MSc International Public Policy (Distinction), University College London