Benjamin T. Crookston
Benjamin Crookston has years of experience conducting research in countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. He earned a bachelor of science in zoology and a master of public health from BYU and went on to earn a PhD in public health from the University of Utah School of Medicine. There, he worked as an assistant professor for a year before transferring to BYU in 2011. Crookston became a BYU associate professor in 2017 and the associate dean of the College of Life Sciences in 2022.
Since 2005, Crookston has been a consultant at Freedom from Hunger, where he provides technical support for the research and evaluation team as they evaluate microcredit and health programs. He is a member of the American Society of Nutrition and belonged to the Society for Epidemiologic Research from 2010 to 2012. He specializes in maternal and child health in developing countries, early childhood development, child undernutrition, and neonatal health. He has researched children’s nutrition in institutions in the US, Mongolia, Vietnam, Ecuador, India, Mexico, Peru, South Africa, Cambodia, Senegal, Nepal, Indonesia, Paraguay, and the Philippines.