Amy Yaroch, PhD

Amy Yaroch, PhD is the Executive Director of the Gretchen Swanson Center for Nutrition (GSCN). She also holds a Special Dean’s appointment as Professor in the Department of Health Promotion, Social and Behavioral Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, as well as an appointment as Adjunct Professor in the Department of Nutrition and More

Angela Odoms-Young, PhD

Dr. Angela Odoms-Young is an Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition in the UIC College of Applied Health Sciences and a Institute for Health Research and Policy Fellow. Her research examines social, cultural, and environmental factors that contribute to disparities in diet-related health outcomes. Her expertise includes obesity prevention, community-engaged and community-based More

Deanna M. Hoelscher, PhD, RDN, LD, CNS, FISBNPA

Dr. Hoelscher’s research interests focus on teaching children and their families how to engage in healthy behaviors to avoid the development of chronic diseases, with a special emphasis on low-income, diverse populations. She has received multiple federal and foundation grants, and has over 170 peer-reviewed publications, as well as numerous awards for research and teaching. More

May Wang, PhD

Dr. May Wang is a Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences, Fielding School of Public Health, UCLA. Her research focuses on social and physical environmental influences on child nutrition, growth and health, and the contributions of policies, systems and the environment to nutrition and well-being. She is especially interested in addressing social disparities More

Melissa Laska, PhD, RD

Dr. Melissa Laska is a Professor in the Division of Epidemiology and Community Health at the University of Minnesota, where she also serves as Director of the Program in Public Health Nutrition and Co-Director of the Obesity Prevention Center. Dr. Laska’s PhD is in nutrition, and she is a Registered Dietitian. Her primary research interests More

Rafael Pérez-Escamilla, PhD

Rafael Pérez-Escamilla, PhD is tenured Professor of Public Health, Director of the Office of Public Health Practice, and Director of the Global Health Concentration at the Yale School of Public Health. His global research program has led to improvements in large-scale breastfeeding protection, promotion, and support programs, iron deficiency anemia among infants, household food security More

Shiriki Kumanyika, PhD, MPH

Shiriki Kumanyika, PhD, MPH has an interdisciplinary background and holds advanced degrees in social work, nutrition, and public health. She is a Research Professor in the Department of Community Health & Prevention at the Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health and retains an appointment as Emeritus Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania More

Steven Gortmaker, PhD

Steven Gortmaker, PhD is Professor of the Practice of Health Sociology at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health where he directs the Harvard Prevention Research Center on Nutrition and Physical Activity (HPRC). The mission of the HPRC is to work with communities, state and local government, and other partners to develop, implement, and evaluate More

Tracy A. Fox, MPH, RD

Tracy Fox, RD, MPH is President of Food, Nutrition & Policy Consultants and has over 25 years of experience in child nutrition, early care and education, school health, nutrition education, food labeling, policy and advocacy. Tracy held positions with USDA and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and was past president of the Society for More