Sophie Oppenheimer, MS, MPH












Sophie Oppenheimer will act as Moringa research collaborations coordinator for TFL in several developing Moringa projects. Sophie will coordinate the development of three Moringa projects: (1) the study of the links between Moringa leaves and type II diabetes mitigation, (2) the study of the biosorbent removal of effluents from ground water, (3) the use of bioactive Moringa seed cake extract in goat and goat milk production.

Sophie earned her dual Master’s degrees in Public Health (Epidemiology/Giostatistics) and Food Policy and Applied nutrition from Tufts University, and her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Colorado in Bolder. Sophie has worked with Trees for Life International since 2001. She also spent one year as a Behavior Interventionist for Inclusive Education and Community Partnership (IECP), has worked for two years as an intern with the Positive Deviance Initiative, and recently completed a program evaluation for a fuel-efficient cook stoves program in Kenya with the International and Small Group Tree Planting Program (TIST). She is interested in a variety of health issues, with particular focus on international nutrition interventions, food security, community-driven health initiatives , and behavior and social change models.

The work of Trees for Life is made possible by the generosity of individual donors. Please consider making a donation to support this important Moringa research.

3 Responses to “TREES FOR LIFE – 2011 MORINGA PROJECT”


    Food security being a global concern, i think application of Moringa to preserve the shelf-life of food crops in storage should be of great interest. Globally, alternatives are searched for to replace synthetic chemicals which found to be dangerous to health.
    As a storage entomology, i will be glad to work on the plant in this area of food security.

  2. james kishlar Says:

    Pleased to learn of your (3) Moringa studies. We at signa haiti would be very interested to discuss with you your methods of removing the ‘antinutritional factors’ within the Moringa seed cake, for animal consumption.
    James Kishlar

  3. Evelyn Says:

    I am interested

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