Dianne Neumark-Sztainer, PhD, MPH, RD


Dr. Neumark-Sztainer is a professor at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health within the Division of Epidemiology and Community Health in Minneapolis, MN. She is the principal investigator on numerous research studies focused on nutrition, physical activity, and the prevention of weight-related problems including eating disorders, unhealthy weight control behaviors, body dissatisfaction, and obesity among adolescents. She is principal investigator of Project EAT, a landmark epidemiologic study of nutrition, physical activity, eating disorders, and obesity in adolescents, contributing some of the most important advances of the past decade in our understanding of risk and protective factors affecting weight-related behaviors in youth. Dr. Neumark-Sztainer has published over 250 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals and authored a book for parents of adolescents titled ‘I’m, like, SO fat!’ Helping Your Teen Make Healthy Choices About Eating and Exercise in a Weight-Obsessed World. She was a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of A Chance to Heal, a community-based eating disorders prevention advocacy organization.