People

Our team consists of researchers from across Tufts University, Tufts Medical Center, and beyond, and is always growing. We welcome you to reach out to us if you would like to get involved.

Leadership

Christina Economos, PhD

Professor, the New Balance Chair in Childhood Nutrition, Chair of the  Division of Nutrition Interventions, Communication, & Behavior Change, and Director of ChildObesity180

Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy 

Susan B. Roberts, PhD

Director, Energy Metabolism Laboratory and Senior Scientist, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, Professor, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry, and Staff Member in Pediatrics, Tufts Medical School

Steering Committee

Patrick M Catalano, MD

Professor

Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tufts University School of Medicine, Tufts Medical Center, Secondary: Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy 

Jonathan Garlick, DDS, PhD

Professor

Tufts School of Dental Medicine, Tufts School of Medicine

James Intriligator, PhD

Professor of the Practice

Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering

Krishna Kumar, PhD

Robinson Professor of Chemistry

Tufts University School of Arts and Sciences

Deborah Linder, DVM, MS, DACVN

Research Assistant Professor, Co-Director of Tufts Institute for Human-Animal Interaction

Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine

Aviva Must, PhD

Professor and Chair

School of Medicine, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy

Project Staff

Shanti Sharma

Shanti Sharma, PhD

Associate Director of Research & Evaluation at ChildObesity180

Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy

Faculty

Larissa Calancie, PhD

Research Assistant Professor

Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy

Sean B. Cash, PhD

Bergstrom Foundation Professor in Global Nutrition and Associate Professor

Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy

Artur Chernoguz, MD

Assistant Professor

Tufts University School of Medicine

Virginia Rall Chomitz, MS, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine

Tufts University School of Medicine

Adolfo G. Cuevas, PhD

Assistant Professor

School of Arts & Sciences

Maria Carlota Dao, PhD

Scientist III

Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University

Sai Krupa Das, PhD

Associate Professor, Scientist I

Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University

Jonathan M Davis, MD

Vice-Chair of Pediatrics, Chief of Newborn Medicine

The Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center

Jennifer J. DuPont, PhD

Principal Investigator

Molecular Cardiology Research Institute, Tufts Medical Center 

M. Ann Easterbrooks, PhD

Professor

Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development

Larry A. Feig, PhD

Professor

Department of Developmental, Molecular and Chemical Biology Department of Neuroscience, Tufts University School of Medicine

Wenhui Feng

Assistant Professor

Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine

M. Elizabeth Fini, PhD

Professor

New England Eye Center, Tufts Medical Center and Department of Ophthalmology, Tufts University School of Medicine, Program in Pharmacology and Drug Development, Tufts Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Sara Folta, PhD

Associate Professor

Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy

Caroline Attardo Genco, PhD

Vice Provost for Research and Arthur E. Spiller, M.D. Professor  

Office of the Vice Provost for Research at Tufts University, Department of Immunology at Tufts University School of Medicine  

Andrew Greenberg, MD

Senior Scientist, Director, Obesity and Metabolism Laboratory

Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University

David J. Greenblatt, MD

Professor

Tufts University School of Medicine

Weimin Guo, MD, PhD

Scientist III

Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University

Daniel P. Hatfield, PhD

Research Assistant Professor

Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy

Erin Hennessy, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor

Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy

Justin B. Hollander, PhD

Professor

School of Arts & Sciences

Eileen Kennedy, DSc,RD

Professor of Nutrition and former Dean

Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy

Valencia Joyner Koomson, PhD

Associate Professor

Tufts University School of Engineering

Alice H. Lichtenstein, DSc

Gershoff Professor of Nutrition Science and Policy and Director and Senior Scientist

Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and Cardiovascular Nutrition Laboratory, HNRCA

Jill L. Maron MD, MPH 

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Mother Infant Research Institute, Tufts Medical Center

Joel Mason, MD

Professor of Medicine and Nutrition

USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging

William A. Masters, PhD

Professor

Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University and Department of Economics

Nicola McKeown, PhD

Associate Professor

Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University; Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University

Ellen Messer, PhD

Visiting Associate Professor

Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University; School of Arts and Sciences

Vittorio Montanari, PhD

Research Associate

Chemistry, Tufts University School of Arts and Sciences

Claire L. Moore, PhD

Professor

Department of Developmental, Molecular, and Chemical Biology, Tufts University School of Medicine

Nirupa R. Matthan, PhD

Scientist 1 / Associate Professor

Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University and Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy

Jose M Ordovas, PhD

Professor and Senior Scientist

Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University; Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University

Perrie O’Tierney-Ginn, PhD

Research Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Tufts University School of Medicine

Karen Ann Panetta, PhD

Dean and Professor

Tufts School of Engineering for Graduate Education, Electrical & Computer Engineering

Emmanuel N. Pothos, PhD

Associate Professor and Program Director

Department of Immunology, Tufts University School of Medicine

Maribel Rios, PhD

Associate Professor

Tufts University School of Medicine

Parke Wilde, PhD

Professor

Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University

Norbert Wilson, PhD

Professor

Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy

Fang Fang Zhang, MD,PhD

Associate Professor

Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy