Dariush Mozaffarian

Dariush Mozaffarian named dean of Tufts Friedman School

Dariush Mozaffarian, associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), has been named dean of Tufts University’s Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, effective July 1, 2014. Mozaffarian is a cardiologist and epidemiologist whose research has illuminated the connections between lifestyle and heart disease and informed nutrition policy internationally. He is co-director of the Program in Cardiovascular Epidemiology at HSPH and an associate professor in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Mozaffarian has written or co-written more than 200 scientific articles on such topics as global dietary burdens of disease, omega-3 fatty acids, trans fatty acids, and healthy dietary patterns.

Read the Tufts press release, announcing his appointment: New Friedman School Dean