Who We Are

FIM @ Tufts

Our work brings together multidisciplinary experts from across Tufts with other local and national leaders with a common commitment to advancing the science and practice of Food is Medicine.

Core Faculty

Dariush Mozaffarian

Director

Food is Medicine Institute, Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy

Jeffrey Blumberg

Professor Emeritus

Food is Medicine Institute, Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy

Sean B. Cash

Bergstrom Foundation Professor in Global Nutrition

Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy

Christina Economos

Dean, New Balance Chair in Childhood Nutrition

Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy

Sara Folta

Dean for Faculty Affairs and Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion

Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy

Caroline Owens

Research Assistant Professor

Food is Medicine Institute, Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy

Ronit Ridberg

Research Assistant Professor

Food is Medicine Institute, Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy

Lu Wang

Research Assistant Professor

Food is Medicine Institute, Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy

Meng Wang

Research Assistant Professor

Food is Medicine Institute, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy

John B. Wong

Interim Chief Scientific Officer

Tufts Medical Center; Tufts University School of Medicine

Fang Fang Zhang

The Neely Family Professor and Chair of the Division of Nutrition Epidemiology and Data Science

Food is Medicine Institute, Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy

Tufts Staff and Support

Emily Callahan

Director of Strategy and Operations, Nutrition Policy Initiative

Food is Medicine Institute, Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy

Mary Kathryn Cohen

Project Manager

Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy

Fred Cudhea

Biostatistician

Food is Medicine Institute, Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy

Kirsten Deuman

Manager, Research Translation & Content Development

Food is Medicine Institute, Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy

Cecilia Gerard

Managing Director

Food is Medicine Institute, Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy

Jennifer Hashley

Director

New Entry Sustainable Farming Project

Sharon Jimerson

Graduate Research Assistant

Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy

Danielle Krobath

Postdoctoral Scholar

Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy

Matt Lombardo

Application Analyst II – Epic Ambulatory / Kaleidoscope

Tufts Medicine

Alejandra Perez

Sr. Application Analyst – Patient Experience

Tufts Medicine

Shafiq Rab

Chief Digital Officer and CIO

Tufts Medicine

Marcia Rahman

PhD Candidate

Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy

Daniel Schultz

Senior Program Manager

Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy

Julia Reedy Sharib

Manager of Research & Communications

Food is Medicine Institute, Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy

Patty Sheehan

Director of Clinical Trials

Food is Medicine Institute, Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy

Peilin Shi

Biostatistician

Food is Medicine Institute, Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy

Orsolya Szabo

Executive Administrative Coordinator

Food is Medicine Institute, Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy

Ashton Valdovinos

Research and Communications Assistant

Food is Medicine Institute, Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy

Tufts Scholars and Students

Eden Barrett

Research Fellow

Food is Medicine Institute, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy; The George Institute for Global Health

Hope Craig

Doctoral student

Food is Medicine Institute, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy

Shuyue (Amy) Deng

Doctoral student

Food is Medicine Institute, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy

Sydney Grob

Doctoral student

Food is Medicine Institute, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy

Lizbeth Moreno Loaeza

Postdoctoral Scholar

Food is Medicine Institute, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy

Collaborating Faculty

Matthew Alcuksy

Assistant Professor, Division of Epidemiology

University of Massachusetts Medical School

Clare Arnott

Co-Director of Global Chronic and Complex Diseases

The George Institute for Global Health

Arlene Ash

Professor

University of Massachusetts Medical School

Jessica Bauman

Chief, Division of Head and Neck Medical Oncology

Fox Chase Cancer Center

Seth Berkowitz

Associate Professor of Medicine

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Modi Boutrs

Chief Digital Applications Officer

Tufts Medicine

Julia Caldwell

Chief, Research and Evaluation, Nutrition Physical Activity Program

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

Joya Chandra

Professor

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Clara Chow

Academic Director of the Westmead Applied Research Centre and Professor of Medicine

University of Sydney

Kenneth Chui

Associate Professor Public Health and Community Medicine

Tufts Medical School

Jennifer Coates

Associate Professor, Food Policy and Applied Nutrition

Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy

Milos Damjanovic

Manager – EpicCare Ambulatory

Tufts Medicine

Erin DiBacco

Senior Director of Strategy & Business Development

Community Servings

Sujata Dixit-Joshi

Adjunct Associate Professor

Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy

Melody Fortune

Associate Professor in Healthcare Administration

Delta Health Center

Katie Garfield

Clinical Instructor

Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation, Harvard Law School

Richard W. Grant

Research Scientist III; Director, Kaiser Permanente Delivery Science Fellowship Program

Kaiser Permanente Division of Research

Kurt Hager

Instructor, Population & Quantitative Health Sciences

University of Massachusetts Medical School

Cassandra Hawkins

Research Consultant

Ruben V. Anderson Center for Justice

Erin Hennessy

Director ad interim, ChildObesity180

Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy

Paul Jacques

Senior Scientist, Nutritional Epidemiology Team; Professor

Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy

Jennifer Jimenez

Research Associate

Kaiser Permanente Southern California Department of Research and Evaluation

Sara John

Deputy Director

Center for Science in the Public Interest

David D. Kim

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Biological Sciences Division and the College, The University of Chicago

Lawren Long

Eric V. Holder Public Policy Program Director

Tougaloo College and Ruben V. Anderson Center for Justice

William Masters

Professor

Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy, Department of Economics

Renata Micha

Associate Professor in Human Nutrition

University of Thessaly

Erick Mick

Associate Professor

UMass Chan Medical School

Julian D. Miller

Justice Pre-Law Program Director

Ruben V. Anderson Center for Justice at Tougaloo College

Claudia Nau

Research Scientist

Kaiser Permanente

Bruce Neal

Executive Director

The George Institute for Global Health

Vanessa Nicolsen

Assistant Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine

Tufts School of Medicine

Perrie O-Tierney-Ginn

Research Associate Professor

Tufts Medicine

Lori Pai

Attending Physician, Division of Hematology/Oncology

Tufts Medical Center

Anastasios Pittas

Professor Clinical and Translational Science Program

Tufts University

Jennifer Pomeranz

Assistant Professor of Public Health Policy and Management

NYU School of Global Public Health

Carolyn Presley

Assistant Professor, Division of Medical Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine

The Ohio State University, Comprehensive Cancer Center, The James Cancer Hospital/Solove Research Institute

Pam Schwartz

Executive Director for Community Health

Kaiser Permanente

Dipa Shah-Patel

Director, Nutrition & Physical Activity Program,

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

Shanti Sharma

Associate Director

Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy

David Simmons

Head of Endocrinology, Campbelltown Hospital and Distinguished Professor of Medicine

Western Sydney University Macarthur Clinical School

Colleen Spees

Associate Professor, Division of Medical Dietetics

The Ohio State University College of Medicine

Jane Speight

Foundation Director

Australian Centre for Behavioural Research in Diabetes, Deakin University

Chenchen Sun

Assistant Professor

Tufts Medicine

Jean Terranova

Director of Policy and Research

Community Servings

Amanda Vest

Medical Director, Cardiac Transplantation Program

Tufts School of Medicine

Kelly Warner

Program Manager, Nutrition and Physical Activity Program

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

Patrick Webb

Alexander McFarlane Professor of Nutrition

Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy

Jencia Wong

Director of Research, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Diabetes Centre, Clinical Professor

University of Sydney

Jason Wu

Professor and Program Head of Nutrition Science

The George Institute for Global Health, University of New South Wales

Collaborating Research Support

Robin Boyles

Chief Program Planning and Development Officer

Delta Health Center

Zoe Calleja

Senior Project Officer

The George Institute for Global Health

Tristan Harris

Co-CEO

Harris Farm Markets

Liping (Polly) Huang

Senior Data Analyst

The George Institute for Global Health

Kristy Law

PhD Candidate

The George Institute for Global Health

Gian Luca Di Tanna

Professor of Biostatistics and Health Economics

University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland

Jenn Madz

Strategic Health Partnership Manager

Diabetes Australia

Michelle Reading

Project Manager

The George Institute for Global Health

Thida C. Tan

Head of Strategy and Operations; Solutions Through Technology and Advanced Analytics Research (STAR) Group;

Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research

Kathy Trieu

Senior Research Fellow

The George Institute for Global Health

Jessica Vallejo

Senior Project Manager

Kaiser Permanente Southern California Department of Research and Evaluation

Jennifer Weber

President & Founding Principal

Weber Moore Partners