Monday Nutrition Seminars and Events

2024 Seminar Series

May 6, 2024 – TBD – NGHP

April 29, 2024 – Dr Thilsted, Shakuntala (WorldFish), Director for Nutrition, Health and Food Security Impact Area Platform, CGIAR – SPECIAL SEMINAR

April 29, 2024 – Dr Valter Longo, PhD, Professor of Gerontology and Biological Sciences, Edna M. Jones Chair in Gerontology, University of Southern California – TBD

April 22, 2024 – Dr Vasanti Malik, Assistant Professor and Canada Research Chair in Nutrition and Chronic Disease Prevention, Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Nutrition, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health – TBD

April 15, 2024 – TBD

April 8, 2024 – Dr Chris Duggan, Samuel J. Meltzer, MD Professor of Pediatrics in the Field of Gastroenterology; Professor in the Department of Nutrition, HSPH – TBD

April 1, 2024 – TBD – NGHP

March 25, 2024 – Dr Iris Shai, Professor of Nutrition & Epidemiology| Faculty of Health Sciences, BGU, Israel – Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Nutrition, HSPH – “Signs of antiaging in lifestyle interventions”

March 18, 2024 – Dr Mingyang Song, Associate Professor of Clinical Epidemiology & Nutrition – “Diet and Microbiome for Colorectal Cancer Prevention: Translating Epidemiology into Clinical Practice”

March 11, 2024 – SPRING RECESS

March 4, 2024Dr Katherine Semrau, PhD MPH: Director, BetterBirth Program-Ariadne Labs & Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School; and Dr Linda Vesel, PhD, MPH: Scientific Lead, Vulnerable Infant Feeding Portfolio, BetterBirth Program-Ariadne Labs & Senior Research Scientist, Harvard Chan – “Global Recommendations for Small Vulnerable Newborn Feeding: Moving recommendations to research and practice”- NGHP

February 26, 2024 – Dr Parke Wilde, Professor, Tufts University, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Food and Nutrition Policy and Programs; Visiting Scientist, HSPH – TBD

February 19, 2024 – PRESIDENT’S DAY

February 12, 2024 – Dr Juliana F W Cohen, Professor, Nutrition & Public Health, Merrimack College; Adjunct Professor of Nutrition, HSPH – “Impact of Universal Free School Meals”

February 5, 2024 – Dr Nancy Krebs, Professor, University of Colorado Denver – Anschutz Medical Campus – “Plant-Based Diets for Complementary Foods for Toddlers: Tradeoffs between Biology and Context?” – NGHP

January 29, 2024 – Dr Sjurdur Olsen, Adjunct Professor of Nutrition, HSPH; Chief Physician; Senior Scientist, Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen, Denmark – “Is there a Potential for Prevention of Pre-Term Birth by Long Chain n-3 Fatty Acids? From Population Comparisons to Observational Cohort Studies and Large Multicenter Trials”

January 22, 2024 – Dr Frank Sacks, Professor of Cardiovascular Disease Prevention, HSPH; Professor of Medicine, HMS – “Mediterranean-DASH diet (MIND) and cognition change during aging: the MIND trial ”

2023 Seminar Series

December 11, 2023 – Dr Stephanie Smith-Warner, Senior Lecturer on Nutritional Epidemiology; and Dr Fenglei Wang, Research Fellow, Department of Nutrition

December 4, 2023 – Parul Christian, DrPH, MSc – Director of the Program in Human Nutrition and Professor at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health – “Fortified balanced energy and protein (BEP++) supplementation for enhancing pregnancy and birth outcomes – an unfinished agenda”

November 27, 2023 – Dr Cindy Leung, Assistant Professor of Public Health Nutrition

November 20, 2023 – Dr Erica Kenney, Assistant Professor of Public Health Nutrition, HSPH

November 13, 2023 – Dr Daniel Wang, Assistant Professor of Medicine, HMS; Assistant Professor in the Department of Nutrition,

November 6, 2023 – Dr Mandana Arabi, MD, PhD, Vice President of Global Technical Services and Chief Technical Advisor at Nutrition International – “Anemia reduction as a Sustainable Development Goal: time for accelerated scale-up of nutrition interventions and beyond”

October 30, 2023 – Dr Anne Lusk – “How to Conduct Research that Results in On-the-Ground Changes: Forty years and success with bicycle infrastructure”

October 23, 2023 – Ms Carol Wynne, Elder & Culture Keeper, Wampanoag Nation – “Foods of the Wampanoag Nation Before 1620”

October 16, 2023 – Dr Walter Willett

October 2, 2023 – 18th Annual Stare-Hegsted Lecture – Dr Miguel A Martinez-Gonzalez

September 25, 2023 – Dr Christopher T. Sempos, Ph.D., Coordinator, Vitamin D Standardization Program, National Institutes of Health (Retired); Professor, Social and Preventive Medicine, University at Buffalo, NY – “Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D, Dietary Calcium Intake, Nutritional Rickets, and the Definition of Vitamin D States”

September 18, 2023 -Dr Edward Giovannucci, Professor of Nutrition & Epidemiology, HSPH – “Dietary Patterns Informed By Cardiometabolic Markers and Chronic Disease Risk”

September 11, 2023 – Dr Tinashe Chikowore, Instructor in Medicine, HMS/Channing Labs – “Leveraging African Genomic Diversity to understand nutrition outcomes and disease mechanisms”

August 28, 2023 – Dr Kari C Nadeau, John Rock Professor of Climate & Population Studies; Chair, Department of Environmental Health – “Allergic Complications of Food Provide Ways to Prevent and Treat”

May 8, 2023 – Dr Joann Manson, Michael and Lee Bell Professor of Women’s Health, HMS; Professor in the Department of Epidemiology, HSPH – “Randomized Trials of Dietary Supplements: Separating Fact from Fiction in 2023”

May 1, 2023Dr Colin Carter – ”The Impact of Prenatal Dietary Choline on Child Outcomes: A Review of the Evidence”

April 24, 2023 – Dr Diane Gilbert-Diamond, Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology, The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth (in person) – “Genetic predictors of appetitive traits, neural food cue reactivity, and cued eating in pre-adolescents”

April 17, 2023 – Dr  Christina Hicks, Professor of Political Ecology, Environmental Centre, Lancaster University, UK – “Supporting More Just and Sustainable Aquatic Food Systems”

April 10, 2023Dr. Oliver Rando, MD, PhD, Principal Investigator, Rando Lab Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, UMass-Chan Medical School – “Paternal effects in mammals: how does paternal diet program health and disease in offspring?”

April 3, 2023 – Dr Rafael Pérez-Escamilla, Professor of Public Health (Social and Behavioral Sciences), Yale University – “Breastfeeding Protection, Promotion and Support: What Works on a Large Scale”- On Zoom

March 27, 2023 – Dr Elizabeth M. Cespedes Feliciano, ScD, SM, Research Scientist II Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Division of Research, Oakland, CA – “Body Composition in Cancer Epidemiology: Assessment, Associations, and Future Directions”

March 20, 2023 – Dr Stephen Devries, Adjunct Associate Professor of Nutrition, HSPH – “Nutrition Education in Medical Training: A Powerful Idea for a Healthier World”

March 6, 2023 – Dr Josiemer Mattei, Donald and Sue Pritzker Associate Professor of Nutrition – “From cohorts to healthy-eating programs: understanding and improving heart health in the Latino culture”

February 27, 2023 – Dr Ruth Frikke-Schmidt, MD, DMSc, PhD, Professor, Chief Physician, Department of Clinical Biochemistry; and Deputy Head, Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen – “Genomic and lifestyle aspects of dementia – shared features with cardiovascular disease”

February 13, 2023 – Dr Eric Rimm, Professor of Epidemiology & Nutrition, HSPH – “Supermarket Science:  Where Everyday Is a Work in Progress”

February 6, 2023 – Dr Ayala Wineman (Research Coordinator at GCNF) & Arlene Mitchel (Executive Director, GCNF) – School Meal Programs Around the World: Results from the 2021 Global Survey of School Meal Programs

January 30, 2023 – Dr Kerry Ivey, Research Scientist, Department of Nutrition – “Unlocking the power of nutritional epidemiology: exploring the future potential of the Million Veteran Program”

January 23, 2023 – Dr Lisa Moses, Lecturer on Global Health and Social Medicine, HMS – “The Ethics of Eating Animals: A Bioethics Perspective”