Brief Bio

Dariush Mozaffarian is a cardiologist and epidemiologist; Co-Director of the Program in Cardiovascular Epidemiology; Associate Professor in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School; and Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health.  His research focuses on the effects of lifestyle, particularly diet, on cardiometabolic health and disease; on global impacts of suboptimal nutrition on chronic diseases; and on effectiveness of policies to improve diet and reduce disease risk.

Dr. Mozaffarian has authored or co-authored more than 200 scientific publications on lifestyle and cardiovascular health, including on global dietary burdens of disease, omega-3 fatty acids, trans fatty acids, diets and weight gain, and healthy dietary patterns.  He has served on numerous committees and advisory boards, including for the World Health Organization, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, American Heart Association, Canadian government, and Chicago Council on Global Affairs.  He chairs the 2010 Global Burden of Diseases Nutrition and Chronic Diseases Expert Group (NutriCoDE).

 A Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and a Fellow of the American Heart Association, Dr. Mozaffarian received a BS in biological sciences from Stanford (with Honors, Phi Beta Kappa), an MD from Columbia (Alpha Omega Alpha), an MPH from University of Washington, and a Doctorate in Epidemiology from Harvard.  He is board-certified in Cardiovascular Medicine and is clinically active on the cardiology service at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.