DRIVING INNOVATION THROUGH UNCOMMON COLLABORATION

The UC Davis Innovation Institute for Food and Health (IIFH) makes uncommon connections between sectors and disciplines to catalyze innovation across food, agriculture and health.

Our mission is to catalyze and support uncommon collaborations that will accelerate innovations which address global nutritional challenges, with the vision to accelerate deployment of products and processes that enable safe, sustainable, and secure nutrition for all.

We work with partners to identify systemic issues as the basis for collaborative programs. The IIFH strategically coordinates both top-down (partner driven) and bottom-up (investigator initiated) approaches to formulate systemic solutions. This reduces the time from conception to application for transformative impact.

We are pleased to have you join our innovation network!

The GLOBAL CHALLENGE of delivering appropriate nutrition to diverse communities is complex,
requiring that we work together to develop TRANSFORMATIVE SOLUTIONS.

OUR TEAM

JUSTIN B. SIEGEL

JUSTIN B. SIEGEL

Faculty Director
KYEEMA L. ZERBE

KYEEMA L. ZERBE

Associate Director
MACKENZIE SMITH

MACKENZIE SMITH

Program Administrator
KARINA SARAVIA

KARINA SARAVIA

Communications Specialist
BRIDGETTE JOHNSON

BRIDGETTE JOHNSON

Program Assistant
ASHLEY VATER

ASHLEY VATER

Training Analyst