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Publications and selected news coverage


Okronipa, HO, Bageant, ER, Onyango, HO, Aura, CM, Fiorella, KJ. COVID-19 Impacts on Small-scale Fisheries in 2020-2021: The Case of Lake Victoria, Kenya. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems. In press.

Wang, Q, Byrd, K, Thilsted, SH, Navin, C, Kim, M, Fiorella, KJ. 2022. Nutrition and Food Safety of a Locally-Processed Fish Product in Cambodia. Aquatic Ecosystem Health and Management Society. In press.


Robinson, JPW, Mills, D, Adiedu, GA, Byrd, K, del Mar Mancha Cisneros, M, Cohen, P, Fiorella, KJ, Graham, NAJ, MacNeil, MA, Maire, Mbaru, EK, E, Nico, G, Omukoto, JO, Simmance, F, Hicks, CC. 2022. Small pelagic fish supply abundant and affordable micronutrients to low- and middle-income countries. Nature Food. 3: 1075-1084.

Ziegler, CS, Roegner, AF, Aura, CM, Fiorella, KJ. 2022. Social Constructions of Health-Environment Risks: A Comparison of Fishing Community and Expert Perceptions of Cyanobacterial Blooms. Society & Natural Resources.1-22.

Fiorella, KJ. 2022. Understanding interactions between wild fisheries and aquaculture is essential to sustainable and equitable aquaculture development. Fisheries Management and Ecology. 1-5.

Hopkins, SR, Lafferty, KD, Wood, CL, Olson, SH, Buck, JC, de Leo, GA, Fiorella, KJ, Fornberg, J, Garchitorena, A, Jones, IJ, Kuris, AM, Kwong, LH, LeBoa, C, Leon, AE, Lund, AJ, MacDonald, AJ, Metz, DCG, Nova, N, Peel, AJ, Remais, JV, Wilson, M, Bonds, MH, Dobson, AP, Howard, ME,Mandle, L, Sokolow, S, Merrill, TES, Carr, DL. 2022. Evidence gaps and diversity among potential win-win solutions for conservation and human infectious disease control. Lancet Planetary Health. 6: 3694.

Aura, CM, Roegner, A, Owiti, H, Birungi, D, Fiorella, KJ, Corman, J, Kayanda, R, Mbullo, P, Nyamweya, CS, Mchau, G, Daniels, M, Abila, RO. 2022. Mind the gaps for the best practices: Enhancing the management of Lake Victoria fisheries resources. Lakes and Reservoirs. 27(3): e12411.


Niles, M. T., A. W. Beavers, L. A. Clay, M. M. Dougan, G. A. Pignotti, S. Rogus, M. R. Savoie-Roskos, R. E. Schattman, R. M. Zack, F. Acciai, D. Allegro, E. H. Belarmino, F. Bertmann, E. Biehl, N. Birk, J. Bishop-Royse, C. Bozlak, B. Bradley, B. P. Brenton, J. Buszkiewicz, B. N. Cavaliere, Y. Cho, E. M. Clark, K. Coakley, J. Coffin-Schmitt, S. M. Collier, C. Coombs, A. Dressel, A. Drewnowski, T. Evans, B. J. Feingold, L. Fiechtner, K. J. Fiorella, K. Funderburk, P. Gadhoke, D. Gonzales-Pacheco, A. G. Safi, S. Gu, K. L. Hanson, A. Harley, K. Harper, A. S. Hosler, A. Ismach, A. Josephson, L. Laestadius, H. LeBlanc, L. R. Lewis, M. M. Litton, K. S. Martin, S. Martin, S. Martinelli, J. Mazzeo, S. C. Merrill, R. Neff, E. Nguyen, P. Ohri-Vachaspati, A. Orbe, J. J. Otten, S. Parmer, S. Pemberton, Z. A. A. Qusair, V. Rivkina, J. Robinson, C. M. Rose, S. Sadeghzadeh, B. Sivaramakrishnan, M. T. Arroyo, M. Voorhees and K. Yerxa (2021). “A Multi-Site Analysis of the Prevalence of Food Insecurity in the United States, before and during the COVID-19 Pandemic.” Current Developments in Nutrition. 5(12): nzab135.

Golden, CG, Koehn, JZ, Shepon, A, Passarelli, S, Free, CM, Viana, D, Matthey, H, Eurich, JG, Gephart, JA, Fluet-Chouinard, E, Nyboer, EA, Lynch, AJ, Kjellevold, M, Bromage, S, Charlebois, P, Barange, M, Vannuccini, S, Cau, L, Kleisner, KM, Rimm, EB, Danaei, G, DeSisto, C, Kelehan, H, Fiorella, KJ, Little, DC, Allison, EH, Fanzo, J, Thilsted SH. 2021. Aquatic Foods for Nourishing Nations. Nature. 598: 315-320. (available here) Related: Nature Blue Foods, Blue Foods Assessment

Hickey, MD, Ouma, GB, Mattah, B, Pederson, B, DesLauriers, NR, Mohamed, P, Obanda, J, Odhiambo, A, Olambo, L, Njoroge, B, Otieno, L, Zoughbie, DE, Ding, EL, Fiorella, KJ, Bukusi, EA, Cohen, CR, Geng, EH, Salmen, CR. 2021. The Kanyakala Study: Randomized controlled trial of a microclinic social network intervention for promoting engagement and retention in HIV care in rural western Kenya. PlosONE. 16(9): e0255945. (available here)

Heilpern, SA, DeFries, R, Fiorella, KJ, Flecker, AS, Sethi, S, Uriarte, M, Naeem, S. 2021. Declining diversity of wild-caught species puts dietary nutrient supplies at risk. Science Advances. 7(22): eabf9967. (available here)

Fiorella, KJ, Bageant, ER, Schwartz, N, Thilsted, SH, Barrett, CB. Response to Temperature Change in Cambodia’s Inland Fisheries. Science Advances. 7(18): eabc7425. (avialable here)

Heilpern, SA, Fiorella, KJ, Cañas, C, Flecker, AS, Moya, L, Naeem, S, Suresh, SA, Uriarte, M, DeFries, R. 2021. Substitution of inland fisheries with aquaculture and chicken undermines human nutrition. Nature Food. 2: 192-197. (available here, pdf)

Fiorella, KJ, Bageant ER, Mojica, L, Obuya, J, Olela, P, Ochieng, J, Otuo, P, Onyango, HO, Aura, C, Okronipa, H. 2021. Small-scale fishing households facing COVID-19: the case of Lake Victoria, Kenya. Fisheries Research. 237: 105856. (available here, pdf)

Fiorella, KJ, Okronipa, H, Baker, K, Heilpern, S. 2021. Contemporary Aquaculture: Effects on nutrient availability. Current Opinions in Biotechnology. 70: 83-90. (available here)


Byrd, K, Thilsted, SH, Fiorella, KJ. 2020. Fish Nutrient Composition: A review of global data from poorly assessed inland and marine species. Public Health Nutrition. 1-11. (available here, pdf)

Gaynor, KM, Brashares, JS, Gregory, GH, Kurz, DJ, Seto, KL, Withey, LS, Fiorella, KJ. 2020. Anticipating the complex impacts of COVID-19 pandemic on wildlife. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 18(10). (available here)

Fiorella, KJ, Coffin-Schmitt, J, Gaynor, KM, Gregory, GH, Rasolofoson, R, Seto, KL. 2020. Feedbacks from human health to household reliance on natural resources during the COVID-19 pandemic. Lancet Planetary Health. 4:e441-e442. (available here)


Chung, EO, Omollo, DO, Mattah, B, Hickey, MD, Salmen, CR, Milner, EM, Brashares, JS, Young, SL, Fernald, LCH, Fiorella, KJ. 2019. Characteristics of Pica Behaviors Among Women in Western Kenya. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 16(14): 2510. (available here)

Fiorella, KJ, Bageant, E, Kim, M, Vichet, S, Try, V, Baran, E, Kura, Y, Brooks, A, Barrett, C, Thilsted, S. 2019. Improving Fish Biomass and Biodiversity within a Dynamic Social-Ecological System: Community Fish Refuges in Cambodia. Ecology and Society. 24(3): 18. (available here)

Fiorella, KJ, Desai, P, Miller, JD, Okeyo, N, Young, SL. 2019. A Review of Transactional Sex for Natural Resources: Under-researched, overstated or unique to fishing economies? Global Public Health. 1-12. (available here)

Fiorella, KJ, Gavenus, ER, Milner, EM, Moore, M, Wilson-Anumudu, F, Adhiambo, F, Mattah, B, Bukusi, E, Fernald, LCH. 2019. Evaluation of a social-network intervention on child feeding knowledge and practices. Maternal & Child Nutrition. 15(3): e12782. (available here)


Chang, A, Fiorella, KJ, Hickey, MD, Salmen, CR, Bukusi, EA, Cohen, CR, Auerswald, CL. 2018. Marginalization and community perception of HIV care, treatment, and support on Mfangano Island, Kenya. Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, & Action. 12(2): 121-133. (available here)

Fiorella, KJ, Bageant, ER, Ordonez, KA, Kim, M, Kura, Y, Thilsted, S, Barrett, CB. 2018. Implications of climate change for freshwater fisheries in Cambodia’s rice field fisheries: a longitudinal cohort study. Lancet Planetary Health: Best Abstracts in Planetary Health. 2: S23. (available here)

DeLorme, A, Gavenus, E, Salmen, C, Benard, GO, Mattah, B, Bukusi, E, Fiorella, KJ. 2018. Nourishing Networks: A social-ecological analysis of a network intervention for improving household nutrition in Western Kenya. Social Science and Medicine. 197 (95-103). (pdf, available here)

Milner, EM, Fiorella, KJ, Mattah, B, Bukusi, EB, Fernald, LCH. 2018. Timing, intensity, and duration of food insecurity are associated with child development in Kenya. Maternal & Child Nutrition. 14:2. (available here)


Fiorella, KJ, Milner, EM, DO, Bukusi, E, Fernald, LCH. 2017. Quantity and species of fish consumed shape breast milk essential fatty acid concentrations among women living around Lake Victoria, Kenya. Public Health Nutrition. 1-8. (available here)

Fiorella, KJ, Milner, EM, Salmen, CS, Hickey, MD, Omollo, DO, Mattah, B, Adhiambo, A, Bukusi, EB, Fernald, LCH, Brashares, JS. 2017. Human Health Alters the Sustainability of Fishing Practices in East Africa. PNAS. 114(16): 4171-4176. (available here)

Seto, K & Fiorella, KJ. 2017. From Sea to Plate: The Role of Fish in a Sustainable Diet. Frontiers in Marine Science. 74(4). (pdf, available here)


Gaynor, KM, Fiorella, KJ, Kurz, DJ, Gregory, GH, Seto, KL, Withey, LS, Brashares, JS. 2016. War and wildlife: linking armed conflict to conservation. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 14(10): 533-542. (available here; cover story)

Hickey, MD, Omollo, DO, Slamen, CR, Mattah, B, Blat, C, Ouma, GB, Fiorella, KJ, et al. 2016. Movement between facilities for HIV care among a mobile population in Kenya: transfer, loss to follow-up and re-engagement. AIDS Care. (pdf, available here)

Fiorella, KJ, Chen, RL, Milner, EM, Fernald, LCH. 2016. Agricultural Interventions for Improved Nutrition: A Review of Environmental and Livelihood Dimensions. Global Food Security. (pdfavailable here)

Fiorella KJ, Rapacciuolo, G, Trisos, C. 2016. Biodiversity Conservation Priorities: Learning from Public Health. Nature (Correspondence). 538 (317). (available here)

2015 and before

Salmen, CR, Hickey, MD, Fiorella, KJ, Omollo, DO, et al. 2015. “Wan Kanyakla” (We are together): lived experience and community transformation following a social network intervention to promote engagement with HIV treatment in Western Kenya. Social Science and Medicine. 146: 332-340. (pdf, available here)

Fiorella, KJ, Camlin, CS, Salmen, CR, Omondi, R, Hickey, MD, Omollo, DO, Milner, EM, Bukusi, EA, Fernald, LCH, Brashares, JS. 2015. Transactional Fish-for-Sex Relationships Amid Declining Fish Access in Kenya. World Development. 74: 323-332. (pdf, available here)

Hickey, MD, Salmen, CR, Omollo, DO, Mattah, B, Fiorella, KJ, Geng, EH, et al. 2014. Pulling the network together: Quasiexperimental Trial of a Patient-Defined Support Network Intervention for Promoting Engagement in HIV Care and Medication Adherence on Mfangano Island, Kenya. JAIDS. 69(4): 127-134. (pdf,available here)

Nagata, J., Fiorella, K.J., Salmen, C.R., Hickey, M.D., Mattah, B., Magerenge, R., et al. 2014. Around the table: Food insecurity, socio-economic status, and instrumental social support among women living in a rural Kenyan island community. Ecology of Food and Nutrition. 00:1-12. (pdf)

Fiorella, KJ, Hickey, MD, Salmen, CR, Nagata, JM, Mattah, B, Magerenge, R, Cohen, CR, Bukusi, EA, Brashares, JS, Fernald, LCH. 2014. Fishing for Food? Analyzing links between fishing livelihoods and food security around Lake Victoria, Kenya. Food Security. 6(6): 851-860. (pdf)

Withey, L, Seto, K, McCauley, DJ, Fiorella, KJ, Marsh, RA, Abrahms, B, Nunez, TA, Golden, CD, Brashares, JB. Fauna in decline–response. 2014. Science. 346(6211): 819-820. (available here)

Brashares, JB, Abrahms, B, Fiorella, KJ, Golden, CD, Marsh, R, McCauley, DJ, Nunez, T, Seto, K, Withey, L. 2014. Wildlife Decline and Social Conflict. 2014. Science. 345(6195): 376-378. (available here)

Fiorella, KJ. 2013. Interpersonal relationships in research: balancing reciprocity and emergencies. Journal of Research Practice. 10(2): N1. (pdf)

Nagata, JM, Fiorella, KJ, Young, SL, Otieno, OD, Ijaa, K, Bukusi, EA, Cohen, CR. 2013. Socio- demographic and health associations with body mass index at the time of enrollment to HIV care in Nyanza Province, Kenya. AIDS Care. 25(12): 1491-1498. (pdf)

Fiorella, KJ. 2013. Considering the Complexity in HIV/AIDS and the Environment. American Journal of Public Health. 103(9): e1. (pdf)

Bellan, SE, Fiorella, KJ, Melesse, DY, Getz, WM, Williams, BG, Dushoff, J. 2013. Extra-Couple HIV Transmission in Sub-Saharan Africa: a mathematical modeling study of survey data. Lancet. 381(9877): 1561-1569. (pdf)

Cohn AS, Eitzel, MV, Fiorella, KJ, Geoghegan, C, Gupta, AC, Kelley, LC, Seto, KL (authors contributed equally). 2012. Review of ‘Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies: A Primer’ by Gunilla Oberg. Quarterly Review of Biology. 87(3): 247-248. (pdf)

Fiorella, KJ, Gurney, C, Leong, M, Stillinger, T. 2010. Nature’s Matrix: Linking Agriculture, Conservation and Food Sovereignty. Journal of Sustainable Agriculture. 34(8): 923-925. (pdf)

Fiorella, KJ, Cameron, A, Sechrest, W, Winfree, R, Kremen, C. Methodological considerations in reserve system selection: a case study of Malagasy Lemurs. 2010. Biological Conservation. 143: 963-973. (pdf)