Monday Nutrition Seminars and Events

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” – NGHP

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, 2023 – Dr. 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- NGHP

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 13, 2023 – SPRING BREAK

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 20, 2023 – PRESIDENTS DAY

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 – NGHP

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”


December 12, 2022 – Antonio Paoli MD, BSc, FECSS, FACSM, Vice-Rector for Wellness and Sport; Professor of Exercise and Sport Sciences; Head, Nutrition and Exercise Physiology Laboratory, Department of Biomedical Sciences; Dean of Undergraduate Program in Sport and Exercise Science
Dean of Graduate Program in Health and Exercise, School of Medicine, University of Padova – TBD

December 5, 2022 – Dr Rafael Perez-Escamilla, Professor of Public Health, Yale University – Breastfeeding Protection, Promotion and Support: What Works on a Large Scale – NGHP

November 28, 2022 – Dr Gokhan Hotamisligil, James Stevens Simmons Professor of Genetics and Metabolism, HSPH – TBD

November 21, 2022 – Dr Mario Herrero, Professor,  Cornell Atkinson Centre for Sustainability; Nancy and Peter Meinig Family Investigator in the Life Sciences; College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University – TBD

November 14, 2022 – Elissa Epel, PhD, Professor, Psychiatry, UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences, School of Medicine – TBD

November 7, 2022 – Professor Michael Zimmerman, Head of MAS ETH in Nutrition and Health / Head of CAS Nutrition for Disease Prevention & Health TBD – NGHP

October 31, 2022 – Dr Sara Farley, Vice President | Food Initiative, Rockefeller Foundation – TBD

October 24, 2022 Dr Rob van Dam, Adjunct Professor of Nutrition, HSPH; NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health –  TBD

October 17, 2022 – WORLD FOOD DAY – Dr Francesco Branca, Director Department of Nutrition for Health and Development, WHO – “The perfect storm and how to navigate out of it”

October 10, 2022 – INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ DAY

October 3, 2022 – Dr Christina Warinner, Associate Professor of Anthropology; Sally Starling Seaver Associate Professor at the Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University – “A tale of two sugars:  The epic human story of amylose and lactose” – NGHP

September 26, 2022 – Dr Cindy Leung, Department of Nutrition, HSPH – “Food insecurity in the U.S. – current issues and future directions”

September 19, 2022 – Sara Bleich, PhD, Senior Advisor, COVID-19, Office of the Secretary, USDA -“USDA’s Actions on Nutrition Security:  The Role of Public Health Nutrition”

September 12, 2022 – Dr Chih-Hao Lee, Professor of Molecular Metabolism, HSPH – “Immunoregulatory mechanisms in fat cell development and function”

September 5, 2022 – LABOR DAY

August 29, 2022 – Dr Sabri Bromage, NIH Fogarty Global Health Fellow – “International collaborations to develop and operationalize a Global Diet Quality Score (GDQS)” – NGHP


May 9, 2022 – Dr Luc Djousse, MD, ScD, MPH, FAHA,  Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Med. School, Director of Research, Div Aging, Dept. of Medicine, BWH – TBD

May 2, 2022 – Dr Keith West, Johns Hopkins University – TBD – NGHP

April 25, 2022 – Dr Frank Sacks, Professor of Cardiovascular Disease Prevention, HSPH – TBD

April 18, 2022 – Dr Fred Tabung, Visiting Scientist, Department of Nutrition, HSPH – TBD

April 11, 2022 – Dr Emmanouil Apostolidis, Adjunct Associate Professor of Nutrition, HSPH – TBD

April 4, 2022 – TBD – NGHP

March 28, 2022 – Dr Iris Shai (IN PERSON), Professor of Nutrition & Epidemiology| Dept of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences – Ben Gurion University; Adjunct Professor, Department of Nutrition, HSPH – “The gut-fat-brain axis of dietary polyphenols / green-MED diet; The DIRECT PLUS”

March 21, 2022 – Dr JoAnn Elisabeth Manson, MD, DrPH, Michael and Lee Bell Professor of Women’s Health, HMS; Professor in the Department of Epidemiology, HSPH – “VITAL, VIVID, and COSMOS: Trials and Tribulations”

March 14, 2022 – SPRING BREAK

March 7, 2022 – Dr Simone Passarelli, Research Fellow, Department of Nutrition, HSPH – “Modeling global nutrient intake distributions”

February 28, 2022 – Dr William A. Masters, Professor of Food Economics and Policy, Friedman School of Nutrition, Tufts University – TBD

February 21, 2022 – PRESIDENTS DAY

February 14, 2022 – Dr Thomas R Frieden, President and CEO, Resolve to Save Lives – TBD

February 7, 2022 – DMarchr Linda Adair, Professor, Department of Nutrition, University of North Carolina / Chapel Hill- TBD -NGHP

January 31, 2022 – Dr Zachary Ward, Research Scientist, Center for Health Decision Science, HSPH – TBD

January 24, 2022 – Dr. Augustin Scalbert, International Agency for Research on Cancer, Nutrition   and Metabolism Branch, World Health Organisation – TBD


December 13, 2021 -Dr Shilpa Bhupathiraju, Assistant Professor in the Department of Nutrition, HSPH- TBD

Decemb, ,er 6, 2021 – Dr Don Bundy, LSHTM – TBD – NGHP

November 29, 2021 – Dr Lorena Pacheco, Yerby Fellow, Department of Nutrition, HSPH – TBD

November 22, 2021 – Dr Iris Shai, Professor of Nutrition & Epidemiology| Dept of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences – BGU|Adjunct Professor, Dept of Nutrition- Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health – TBD

November 15, 2021 – Dr Qi Sun, Associate Professor in the Departments of Nutrition and Epidemiology – TBD

November 8, 2021 – STARE-HEGSTED LECTURE – Dr. Shiriki K. Kumanyika, PhD, MS, MPH, Research Professor, Community Health and Prevention, Drexel University – “The Syndemic Perspective on Decreasing U.S. Obesity Prevalence:  Opening The Door to New Solutions”

November 1, 2021 –Dr Kathryn Dewey, PhD, Distinguished Professor Emerita, Department of Nutrition, UC-Davis, California – TBD – NGHP

October 25, 2021 – Dr David Ludwig, Professor of Pediatrics, HMS; Professor in the Department of Nutrition – The Carbohydrate Insulin Model: A Physiological Perspective on the Obesity Pandemic

October 18, 2021 – Dr Cindy Leung, University of Michigan – TBD

October 11, 2021 – INDIGENOUS PEOPLE’S DAY

October 4, 2021 – Dr Andy Prendergast, EED – TBD – NGHP

September 27, 2021 – Dr Amanda C. McClain, PhD, MS, Assistant Professor, School of Exercise & Nutritional Sciences, San Diego State University – TBD

September 20, 2021 – Dr Anna H Grummon, Research Fellow in Nutrition – “Food policies to improve diet and advance health equity”

September 13, 2021 – Dr Christina Marie Dieli-Conwright, Associate Professor of Medicine, HMS – “Utilization of an “Exercise is Medicine” Approach to Optimize Treatment and Health Outcomes among Cancer Survivors”

September 6, 2021 – LABOR DAY

August 30, 2021 – Dr Zulfiqar A. Bhutta, Robert Harding Inaugural Chair in Global Child Health, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto – How Stunting Improves? An Evaluation through the Exemplars Lens – NGHP


July 1, 2021 – 7th Annual Nutrition Omics Symposium: Advances, Applications, and Translations in Nutrition and Epidemiology

May 10, 2021 – Dr Elsie M. Taveras, MD, MPH, Executive Director, Kraft Center for Community Health, Division Chief, General Academic Pediatrics, Massachusetts General Hospital, Conrad Taff Professor of Nutrition in the Department of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School; AND Dr Ronald E. Kleinman, MD,
Physician in Chief, MassGeneral Hospital for Children; Chair, Department of Pediatrics, Massachusetts General Hospital; Charles Wilder Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical SchoolRecommendations for infants and children from the DGAC 2020-2025 report.

May 3, 2021 – Dr Chris Duggan, MD, MPH, Professor, Departments of Nutrition and Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Professor, Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School – Is zinc the answer for childhood diarrhea?  Recent trial data from Tanzania and India – NGHP.

April 26, 2021 – Dr Laila Al-Shaar, Visiting Scientist; AND Dr Claire Pernar, Research Associate, Epidemiology Department – Reproducibility and Validity of Alternative Methods for Assessing Physical Activity: Findings from the Men’s and Women’s Lifestyle.

April 19, 2021 – Dr Aviva Musicus, ScD, Postdoctoral Research Fellow Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences – Can we eat well and save the planet?

April 12, 2021 – Dr Jun Li, Research Scientist, Department of Nutrition – Systems Epidemiology of Cardiometabolic Diseases: Integrated Multi-omics Approaches to Facilitate Personalized Prevention.

April 5, 2021 – Dr Robert Paarlberg, Associate, Sustainaility Science Program, Harvard Kennedy School; Associate, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs –Resetting the Table:  How Not To Fix Our Broken Food System – NGHP.

March 29, 2021 – Dr Erica Kenney, Assistant Professor of Public Health Nutrition, Department of Nutrition – Federal food assistance programs and improvements in child health: recent developments.

March 22, 2021 – Dr Dong (Daniel) Wang, Member of the Faculty of Medicine, HSPH – New explorations into diet and the microbiome.  Resources and Early Results.

March 15, 2021 – SPRING BREAK

March 8, 2021 – Dr Caitlin Caspi, ScD, Associate Professor, Allied Health Sciences, Rudd Center – Community-level policies and interventions to address food insecurity and nutrition.

March 1, 2021 -Dr Chris Sudfeld, ScM, ScD, Assistant Professor of Global Health and Nutrition, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; AND Dr Wafaie Fawzi, MBBS, MPH, MS, DrPH, Richard Saltonstall Professor of Population Sciences, Professor of Nutrition, Epidemiology, and Global Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health – Vitamin D and Infectious Disease: New Evidence and Future Directions – NGHP.

February 22, 2021 – Dr Christopher Golden, PhD, Assistant Professor of Nutrition & Planetary Health, Department of Nutrition- Aquatic foods for nourishing nations

February 15, 2021 – PRESIDENTS DAY

February 8, 2021 – Dr Angela Odoms-Young, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition (MC 517), University of Illinois at Chicago – Moving from Nutrition Equity to Power:  Viewing Diet, Food Insecurity, and Food Access through the lens of Structural Violence, Liberation, and Peace

February 1, 2021 – Dr. Ashkan Afshin, MD, MPH, MSc, ScD, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Global Health; Assistant Professor, Health Metrics Sciences, University of Washington – Estimating the Burden of Disease Related to Multiple Micronutrient Deficiencies -NGHP.

January 25,  2021 – Dr Jordi Merino – Instructor in Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Center for Genomic Medicine, Simches – Towards Precision Approaches To Advance Diabetes Prevention and Care.


December 14, 2020 – Dr. Diane Gilbert-Diamond, Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Associate Professor of Community and Family Medicine – Assessing Genetic Predisposition to Physiological and Behavioral Responsivity to Visual Food Cues in Children

December 7, 2020 – Dr Lindsay H. Allen, PhD, Research Physiologist, USDA, ARS Western Human Nutrition Research Center, Adjunct Research Professor, University of California, Davis, President, American Society for Nutrition – Determining the Nutrient Composition of Human Milk: New Research on an Old Problem – NGHP.

November 30, 2020 – Dr Samantha Molsberry, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Nutrition – Dietary risk factors for Parkinson’s disease

November 23, 2020 – Dr Edward Giovannucci, Professor of Nutrition and Epidemiology, Department of Nutrition – Insulinemic diets and cancer risk.

November 16, 2020 – Professor Lorraine Brennan, University College Dublin, School of Agriculture and Food Science – Metabolomics and food intake – current status and future outlook. [Part of the Dietary Biomarker Symposium: Advances, Challenges, and Future Directions in Food Biomarker Research] – “Metabolomics and food intake – current status and future outlook”.

November 9, 2020 – Mr Jerold Mande, Senior Advisor to the President, Center for Science in the Public Interest; Adjunct Professor of Nutrition – Food and nutrition policy in the new Biden/Harris administration

November 2, 2020 – Dr Michael F. Jacobson, Ph.D., Co-founder and Senior Scientist, Center for Science in the Public Interest – Salt Wars: The Science and Politics of Salt

October 26, 2020 – Dr Daphne Miller, MD, Clinical Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of California, San Francisco; Project Scientist, Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley – Heath from the Soil Up:  Health and agriculture are one, how can we work together?”.

October 19, 2020 – Dr Sheila Fleischhacker, PhD, JD, Adjunct Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center  – “Addressing Food Insecurity in the United States: Successes and Shortcomings of Federal Nutrition Assistance”.

October 5, 2020 – Dr Jessica Fanzo, PhD, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Global Food and Agriculture Policy and Ethics; Director, Global Food Ethics and Policy Program; Editor-in-Chief, Global Food Security Journal, Berman Institute of Bioethics, Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University – “Eating Healthy, Sustainably and Equitably in the Anthropocen” – NGHP.

September 28, 2020 – Dr Alon Shepon, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department  of Nutrition – “Nutrition-sensitive aquaculture: meeting the dual challenge of nutritional security and environmental sustainability”

September 21, 2020 – Dr Xuehong Zhang, Assistant Professor of Medicine, HMS; Assistant Professor in the Department of Nutrition, HSPH – Diet, Lifestyle and Liver Cancer in the US.

September 14, 2020 – Ms Peggy Liu, Chairperson, Joint US-China Collaboration on Clean Energy (JUCCCE), Founder, Food Heroes; Distinguished Prof at the China Academy of Governance – Food Heroes:. Gamified Engagement For Children’s Nutrition. A Fresh Look at the Link Between Personal and Planetary Health.

August 31, 2020Dr Rattan Lal, Distinguished University Professor of Soil Science, School of Environment and Natural Resources, The Ohio State University – Opportunities to mitigate climate change by carbon sequestration in food production systems.

June 10, 2020 – 6th Annual Nutrition Omics Symposium: Advances, Applications, and Translations in Nutrition and Epidemiology

May 11, 2020 – Dr Fang Fang Zhang, Associate Professor, Friedman School of Nutrition, Tufts University – TBD.

May 4, 2020 – Dr Sheila Isanaka, Assistant Professor of Nutrition & Global Health – TBD.

April 27, 2020 – Dr Ajit Varki, Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Cellular & Molecular Medicine,
Co-Director, UCSD/Salk Center for Academic Research and Training in Anthropogeny (CARTA),  Co-Director, Glycobiology Research and Training Center (GRTC), University of California-San Diego, Adjunct Professor, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, Executive Editor, “Essentials of Glycobiology”, Author: DENIAL – TBD.

April 20, 2020 – Dr Marta Guasch-Ferre, PhD, Research Scientist, Dept of Nutrition – Olive oil consumption and cardiovascular health.

April 13, 2020 – Dr Marco Springmann, Senior Researcher on Environmental Sustainability and Public Health, Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food, Centre on Population Approaches for Non-Communicable Disease Prevention, Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford – TBD.

April 6, 2020 – Dr Lindsay Allen, Director of the Western Human Nutrition Research Center at USDA, Davis, California – TBD – NGHP.

March 30, 2020 – Dr Rebecca L. Pearl, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, Director of Research, Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania – TBD.

March 23, 2020 – Dr Carlos Camargo, Professor in the Dept of Epidemiology, Harvard TH Chan School, Professor of Medicine, HMS  – TBD.

March 16, 2020 – SPRING BREAK – No Monday Nutrition Seminar.

March 9, 2020 – Dr Alia Crum, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Stanford University (Stanford Mind & Body Lab) – Edgy Veggies: Mindsets and Motivating Healthy Behaviors.

March 2, 2020 – Dr Ganmaa Davaasambuu, Assistant Professor in the Department of Nutrition; Assistant Professor of Medicine – Trials of vitamin D supplementation in Mongolia: past, current and future – NHHP.

February 24, 2020 – Dr Aurelijus Veryga, MD, PhD, Lithuania Minister of Health, Republic of Lithuania Ministry of Health – Public Health as Health Policy Priority. Tomas Vaiciunas, Director of the Lifestyle Medicine Masters Curriculum at Kaunas University SPH – Lifestyle Medicine: Competencies for Treating & Reversing NCDs.

February 17, 2020 – President’s Day – No Monday Nutrition Seminar.

February 10, 2020 – Dr Anastassios G. Pittas, MD, MS, Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Tufts Medical Center · Boston · MA  – Vitamin D for Diabetes: To D or not to D?

February 3, 2020 – Dr Jacqueline Lauer, Research Fellow in Pediatrics, HMS – Environmental Enteric Dysfunction and Poor Growth Outcomes – NGHP.

January 27, 2020 – Symposium: RED MEAT, MEAT ALTERNATIVES, & BEYOND: Health, Environment, Policy, and the Media. View recordings from the symposium.


December 16, 2019Dr Manja Koch, Research Associate, Department of Nutrition – Novel biomarkers for dementia.

December 9, 2019 – Dr Philip Demokritou, Associate Professor; Director, HSPH Center for Nanotechnology and Nanotoxicology; Director, Harvard-NIEHS Nanosafety Research Center; Program Director, Nanyang Technological University- Harvard T. H. Chan School pf Public Health Initiative for Sustainable Nanotechnology; Co-Editor in Chief, NanoIMPACT (ELSEVIER) – Sustainable Nanotechnology: Bio-inspired, nature derived and non toxic nanomaterials for agri-food applications.

December 2, 2019Dr Marion Roche, Senior Technical Advisor for Adolescent & Women’s Health and Nutrition, Nutrition International – Adolescent Nutrition: Innovative programs and partnerships to reach adolescents beyond the health system – NGHP.

November 25, 2019 – Dr William N. Ryerson, President, Population Media Center, South Burlington, Vermont – Using Entertainment Media to Address Nutrition and Public Health Issues Worldwide.

November 18, 2019 – Dr Christopher Gardner, Director of Nutrition Studies at Stanford Prevention Research Center, Professor of Medicine at Stanford University, Stanford University – Consumption of total and subtypes of dairy products and long-term health outcome.

November 11, 2019 – Veterans Day – No Monday Nutrition Seminar

November 4, 2019Dr Jean-Philippe Drouin-Chartier, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Nutrition – Consumption of total and subtypes of dairy products and long-term health outcomes.

October 28, 2019 – Dr Stephen P. Juraschek, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Division of General Medicine, Section for Research – The Next Steps in Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension.

October 21, 2019 – Dr Hannah G. Lawman, PhD, Director of Research and Evaluation, Division of Chronic Disease Prevention — Get Healthy Philly, Philadelphia Department of Public Health – Public health policy research in action: the cases of a beverage tax, tobacco retail permit regulations, and sodium warning labeling in Philadelphia.

October 14, 2019 – Indigenous People’s Day – No Monday Nutrition Seminar.

October 7, 2019Dr Emily Smith, Research Associate, Department of Global Health & Popuation – Who Benefits? Differential effects of nutrition interventions for a positive pregnancy experience – NGHP.

September 30, 2019 – Dr Steve Gortmaker, Professor of the Practice of Health Sociology, Department of Social & Behavioral Sciences – Cost-Effective Strategies to Prevent Childhood Obesity.

September 23, 2019 – Dr Jun Li, Research Associate, Department of Nutrition – Mediterranean Diet and Cardiovascular Disease Risk:  An Integrated Metabolomics and Genetics Approach to Biomarker Discovery.

September 16, 2019 – Dr David Eisenberg, Director, Culinary Nutrition, and Adjunct Associate Professor of Nutrition, and Dr Jennifer Massa, Research Scientist – Teaching Kitchens as Nutrition Translational Research Labs.

September 9, 2019Dr Wafaie Fawzi and Staff – Information Session on Nutrition and Global Health Concentration – NGHP.

May 13, 2019 – Dr Julia L Finkelstein, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology & Nutrition, World Health Organization Collaborating Centre on Implementation Research in Nutrition & Global Policy, Cornell University. TBA.

May 6, 2019 -Dr Lindsay Jaacks, Assistant Professor in the Department of Global Health and Population; Visiting Professor at the Public Health Foundation of India – The Global Syndemic of Obesity, Undernutrition, and Climate Change- NGHP.

April 29, 2019 – Dr Ulf Riserus, Associate Professor of Clinical Nutrition & Metabolism, Department of Public Health & Caring Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden – Influence of dietary fatty acids on glucose metabolism and type 2 diabetes.

April 22, 2019 – Dr Ahmed Daak, Research Professor, Center of Molecular Biology & Biotechnology, Florida Atlantic University – Omega-3 fatty acids: From nutrient to therapy.

April 15, 2019Dr Nita Bhandari, Senior Scientist & Director, Centre for Health Research & Development, Society for Applied Studies, New Delhi, India – Are interventions in the 1000-days window likely to be sufficient  to reduce childhood stunting:  Early observations from an ongoing trial.

April 8, 2019 – Dr Christopher Sudfeld, Assistant Professor of Global Health & Nutrition, Harvard Chan School – Causal or Confounding:  Nutrition and Child Development in Low- and Middle-Income Countries.

April 1, 2019 – Dr Pratik Panchal, Clinical Research Scientist, OpenBiome – The microbiome and childhood undernutrition:  Accelerating translational research for global health equity -NGHP. [recorded presentation]

March 25, 2019 – Dr Ivan J Perry, Professor of Public Health, School of Public Health, University College-Cork – Understanding and promoting diet quality: a journey from the library to the restaurant. [recorded presentation]

March 11, 2019 – Dr Rikard Landberg, Department of Biology & Biological Engineering; Head of Division Food & Nutrition Science, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden –  Dietary biomarkers of whole grain intake and beyond- Discovery, validation and use in epidemiological studies.

March 4, 2019 – NGHP -Dr. Jennifer Coates, Associate Professor, Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy – A Global Dietary Data Revolution:  New Opportunities and Challenges to Tracking what the World Eats. [recorded presentation]

February 25, 2019 – Dr Walter Willett, Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition, Department of Nutrition.  The search for a path to feed 10 billion a healthy and sustainable diet.

February 11, 2019 Dr. Iris Shai, Professor of Nutrition and Epidemiology, Ben Gurion University of the Negev – Green-MED Diet enriched with Mankai (a protein-rich aquatic plant) and cardiometabolic health: Insights from the DIRECT-PLUS trial.

February 4, 2019 Dr. Anna Lartey, Director of Nutrition and Food Systems Division, Food & Agriculture Organization – While feeding ten billion people by 2050, what happens to our Nutrition? – NGHP [recorded presentation]

January 28, 2019 – Dr. Jorge Chavarro, Associate Professor of Nutrition & Epidemiology, Department of Nutrition, Harvard Chan School – New resources for nutritional epidemiology research at Harvard: challenges and opportunities. [recorded presentation]


December 17, 2018 – Dr. Daniel (Dong) Wang – Global Dietary Quality and Preventable Premature Deaths

December 10, 2018 – Dr. Changzheng Yuan –  Long-term consumption of vegetables, fruits, and carotenoids and cognitive function in U.S. Adults

November 26, 2018 – Dr. Antonio Paoli – Ketogenic Diet and Fasting for Athletes 

November 19, 2018 – Dr. Kerry Ivey (Post Doctoral Fellow) – Diet and the microbiome: The role of dietary factors in shaping the population and community ecology of the gastrointestinal microbiome

November 5, 2018 – Dr Daniel Roth – Associate Professor, Department of Paediatrics, University of Toronto; Clinician-Scientist, Division of Paediatric Medicine, The Hospital for Sick Children – Vitamin D supplementation in pregnancy and lactation: Insights from a randomized controlled trial in Bangladesh

October 22, 2018 – Miguel Ruiz-Canela Dpto. Medicina Preventiva y Salud Pública – Mediterranean diet and prevention of cardiovascular disease-new questions from the PREDIMED-Plus and the PREDIMAR trials[recorded presentation]

October 15, 2018 – Dr. Erica Kenney, Assistant Professor in the Department of Nutrition – Leveraging federal food policies to support healthy eating in early childhood: the case of the Child and Adult Care Food Program –[recorded presentation]

September 24, 2018 – Benoît Lamarche PhD FAHA Chaire de Nutrition, INAF Architecte scientifique, PULSAR, Université Laval – Are DHA and EPA created equal? Clinical and mechanistic perspectives

September 17, 2018 – Dr Vasanti Malik, Research Scientist Adjunct Lecturer in Nutrition – Sugar sweetened and artificially sweetened beverages and cardiometabolic health: updates and new insight” [recorded presentation]

September 10, 2018 – Nilupa S. Gunaratna, MS, PhD Assistant Professor Department of Nutrition Science Public Health Graduate Program Purdue University – Improving Diets in Rural Ethiopia:  Are Chickens the Answer?

May 14, 2018  – Matthew W. Gillman, MD, SM – Program Director, Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) Office of the Director- National Institutes of Health: Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes.

May 7, 2018  – Kerstin Hanson – HSPH GHP MPH  candidate’18 –Nutrition and Emergency: Why we need to rethink current models of care

April 30, 2018 – Dr. Kirsten Davison – Donald and Sue Pritzker Associate Professor of Nutrition, HSPH – Blending nutrition, health behavior and family sciences to prevent childhood obesity

April 23, 2018 – Dr Rina Agustina – Head of the Human Nutrition Research Cluster from the University of Indonesia – Probiotics and dietary quality: modulation of gut microbiota on intestinal infection and inflammation

April 16, 2018  – Vasanti Malik, ScD – Long-term Consumption of Sugar Sweetened and Artificially Sweetened Beverages and Risk of Mortality in US Adults

April 9, 2018  – Dr. Erin van Blarigan – UCSF – Diet after Colorectal Cancer: Observational Studies to Behavioral Interventions

April 2, 2018  – Dr. Anna Herforth – Big data efforts in food systems and nutrition: Food affordability and diet quality

March 26, 2018  – Alessio Fasano, MD , – W. Allan Walker Chair of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School [recorded presentation]

March 19, 2018  -Kjetil L. Bjornevik, MD, PhD – The Dietary Risk Factors For Multiple Sclerosis

March 5, 2018  – Nancy F. Krebs – MD, MS Professor of Pediatrics
Head, Section of Nutrition Vice Chair, Academic Affairs, Dept of Pediatrics
University of Colorado School of Medicine

February 26, 2018  – Dr. Majken Jensen – Assistant Professor of Nutrition, HSPH; Assistant Professor of Medicine, HMS [recorded presentation]

February 12, 2018  – Dr. Mingyang Song – Instructor in Medicine, HMS
Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Nutrition, HSPH – Use of group-based trajectory modeling for weight change analysis and other etiologic and clinical applications

February 5, 2018  – Dr. Ganmaa Davaasambuu – Assistant Professor in the Department of Nutrition- Vitamin D for the prevention and treatment of respiratory infection

January 29, 2018  – Dr. Yanping Li -Research Scientist, HSPH- Healthy Lifestyle & Life Expectancies

January 22, 2018  -Christina Astley, MD, ScD Instructor in Pediatrics, HMS – Jennifer Todd, MD Instructor in Pediatrics, HMS- Genetic Evidence that Carbohydrate-Stimulated Insulin Secretion Leads to Obesity


December 11, 2017 – Zhenglong Gu – Division of Nutritional Sciences Cornell University – Mitochondrial DNA Mutation and Diseases

December 4, 2017 – (NGHP) – Topic TBD

November 27, 2017 – Allan Walker – (MGH & HSPH) Professor in the Department of Nutrition – Diet and Microbiota in Health and Disease

November 20, 2017 – Josiemer Mattei – (HSPH) Assistant Professor of Nutrition – Topic TBD

November 13, 2017 – Miguel Alonso- Director, Laboratory of Bariatric and Nutritional Neuroscience
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School Center for the Study of Nutrition Medicine
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center – Topic TBD

November 6, 2017 – Anna Lartey – (NGHP) – Topic TBD

October 30, 2017 – Emily Oken – Professor of Population Medicine; Professor in the Department of Nutrition – Topic TBD

October 23, 2017 – Anuraj Shankar – (HSPH) Senior Research Scientist – Topic TBD

October 16, 2017 – Jorge Chavarro – (HSPH) Associate Professor of Nutrition  – Topic TBD

October 2, 2017 – Donna Spiegelman- Professor of Epidemiologic Methods, HSPH-  and
Dr. Archana Shrestha, Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of Epidemiology, HSPH – Topic TBD

September 25, 2017 – Christopher Golden-(HSPH) Research Scientist /Exposure, Epidemiology & Risk Program – Topic TBD

September 18, 2017 – Marji McCullough – Strategic Director, Nutritional Epidemiology
American Cancer Society, Inc.- Topic TBD

September 11, 2017 – Zirui Song – (HMS) Assistant Professor of Health Care Policy – The Impact of Workplace Wellness Programs on Health and Economic Outcomes

August 28, 2017 – Suneetha Kadiyala – Innovations in agriculture/food systems-nutrition research:  Challenges and opportunities.

June 13, 2017 (Special Seminar) – Rob van Dam – Topic TBD

May 15, 2017 – Fred Tabung – The Inflammatory and Insulinemic Potential of Diet and Risk of Cancer

May 9, 2017 (Special Seminar) – Miguel A Martinez Gonzalez – Mediterranean Diet in Non-communicable Disease Prevention: Update of Predimed & PredimedPlus Trials

May 8, 2017 – Michael J. Wargovich – Chronic Inflammation in Breast Cancer Survivors: An intervention trial using culinary anti-inflammatories

May 1, 2017 – Lindsay Jaacks – Listening to women talk about what they eat: drivers of food choice in Delhi and implications for NCD prevention

April 24, 2017 – Lisa Harnack – Reshaping the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to Improve Family Nutrition

April 17, 2017 – Luc Djousse – Nutrition and Prevention of Heart Failure: Current Evidence

April 3, 2017 – Ihab Tewfik – Tailored Functional Recipe: A Sustainable Approach to Modulate Some Global Health Challenges

March 20, 2017 – Maryam Farvid- Breast Cancer Prevention: Role of Fruit and Vegetable Consumption Across the Life Course

March 6, 2017 – Simone Bösch – The NOURISHING policy tool:  Comprehensive policies to reduce diet-related NCDs [recorded presentation] [slides]

February 27, 2017 – Qi Sun, Geng Zong, Gang Liu – Persistent Organic Pollutants: Exposure, Metabolism, and Health Consequences [slides]

February 6, 2017 – Venkat Narayan – Historical economical context to global type 2 diabetes and some unsolved mysteries

January 23, 2017 –  Richard Doty – Olfaction and Taste


December 5 & December 12, 2016 –  Nutrition Department Student Presentations

November 14, 2016 – Daniel (Dong) Wang – Specific types of fat and risk of total and cause-specific mortality 

November 14, 2016 – Ambika Satija – Plant-based dietary patterns and risk of diabetes and coronary heart disease

November 7, 2016 – Martha Clare Morris – Dietary Patterns Intervention

October 31, 2016 – Anne Lusk – Bicycle Research Targeted to Change Policies and Funding to do the Research [slides]

October 24, 2016 – David Tilman – Environmental Sustainability, Diets and Health: Can We Feed the World and Save the Earth? [recorded presentation]

October 17, 2016 – Marta Guasch-Ferre – Mediterranean diet, metabolomics, and cardiometabolic diseases: Findings from the PREDIMED Study

October 3, 2016 – Bette Caan – Body Composition Studies help to Explain the Obesity Paradox in Cancer: Evidence from Colorectal and Breast Cancer

September 26, 2016 – Ron Shaich – A Business Leader’s View on Effecting Change in America’s Diet

September 19, 2016 – Sara Bleich – Experiences in the White House Fellowship and Research Directions

September 12, 2016 – Calestous Juma – The Growing Nutrition Revolution: Biological Diversity & Technological Innovation

March 7, 2016  Jeffrey K Griffiths Unexpected Linkages: Cattle, Child Nutrition and Malaria in Uganda [recorded presentation]

February 29, 2016 – Emily Oster – Diabetes and Diet: Behavioral Response to Health News [recorded presentation]

February 22, 2016 – Michael Goran – Childhood Obesity and Risk for Type 2 Diabetes and Fatty Liver Disease: Impact of Dietary Sugars during Critical Periods of Nutritional Development 

February  8, 2016 – Jean Kristeller – Mindful Eating: Conceptual and Research Foundations [recorded presentation]

February 1, 2016 – Werner Schultink – UNICEF’s strategic approach to improving maternal and child nutrition

January 25, 2016 – Johanna W Lampe –  Gut Microbial Metabolism of Dietary Bioactives:  Whose Diet Is It Anyway?


November 30/ December 7/ December 14, 2015 Nutrition Department Student Presentations

November 24, 2015 (Special Seminar) –  A special student-sponsored debate between Anuraj Shankar and Richard Cash. – Nutritional stunting: important indicator or misleading metric?

November 23 – Tahmeed AhmedManagement of severe acute malnutrition: from basics to delivery

November 16 – Miguel Ángel Martínez González – Mediterranean diet in the prevention of chronic disease: New evidences from the PREDIMED trial and current status of the PREDIMED-PLUS trial

November 9 – Steven Gortmaker – Cost effective interventions to reduce childhood obesity: some save more than they cost to implement

October 26, 2015 – Shilpa Bhupathiraju – Does Being Overweight Confer a Survival Advantage? Evidence from the Global BMI-mortality Consortium

October 19, 2015 – Lindiwe Sibanda –  Making Agriculture Deliver Nutrition Outcomes

October 5, 2015 – Deidre (Deedee) Tobias – Low-fat diets for long-term weight loss. What do decades of randomized trials conclude? [recorded presentation]

September 28, 2015 – Chris Sudfeld- The potential role of Vitamin D in Health of HIV-infected Adults and Children [recorded presentation]

September 21, 2015 – Philippe Grandjean – Nutrients and Contaminants: The impact of imprecision and reverse confounding

September 14, 2015 – Changzheng Yuan – Nutrient Validation in Women’s Lifestyle Validation Study


December 1 & 15, 2014 – Nutrition Department Student Presentations

November 24, 2014 – Guy Crosby A glimpse into food processing

November 17, 2014 – Mu Chen Dairy products and cardiometabolic disease

November 10, 2014 – Veronika Fedirko – Systemic & Tissue-Specific Effects of Vitamin D in Colorectal Cancer Chemoprevention

 November 3 2014 – Martin Bloem – The role of the world food programme in combating under-nutrition and HIV/AIDS

October 27 2014 – Xiaobin WangEarly life origins of chronic disease

October 20, 2014 – Barton Seaver – Sustaining oceans to sustain people

October 6, 2014 – Jennifer Friedman

September 29, 2014 – Donna Spruijt-Metz – Health Technologies for real-time intervention and behavior change

September 22, 2014 – Juliana Cohen – A comparison of choice architecture and chef-enhanced meals on the selection and consumption of healthier school foods

September 15, 2014 – Stephanie Smith-Warner

September 8, 2014 – Yarlini Balarajan

March 10, 2014 – Jessica Smith – Changes in protein foods, carbohydrate quantity and quality, and long-term weight gain in US men and women

March 24. 2014 – Perenlei Enkhbaatar – Vitamin E in burn trauma

March 3, 2014 – Shuji Ogino – Molecular Pathological Epidemiology (MPE): Insights into Vitamin D, Fish and Cancer Immunity [recorded presentation]

February 24, 2014 – Erin van Blarigan – Diet and Exercise after Diagnosis and Prostate Cancer Survival [recorded presentation]


November 25, 2013 – Dianne Neumark-Sztainer

November 18, 2013 –  William Hsu – Differential response to diet-a physiologic perspective in Asian Americans

November 4, 2013 – Jullie Mennella – Ontogeny of Flavor Preference and Implications for Health

October 28, 2013 – Frank Sacks and Majken Jensen – HDL speciation in lifestyle, metabolism, and chronic disease risk

October 21, 2013 – Jose Merino – Medical journals, editorial policies and data sharing [recorded presentation]

October 7, 2013 – Stephen FreedlandObesity and Prostate: From Bedside to Bench and Back [recorded presentation]

September 30, 2013 – Amy Lampard – Healthy and unhealthy weight control behaviors among adolescents

September 23, 2013 – Iris Shai – Long-term metabolic syndrome effect of moderate alcohol in type 2 diabetes; The 2-year Cardiovascular Diabetes (CASCADE) randomized controlled intervention

September 16, 2013 – Daniel (Dong) Wang – Trends in Dietary Quality among Adults in the United States: Finding from NHANES 1999-2010

September 9, 2013 – John Hoffman – A Healthy America: Leveraging the Media to Create a Culture of Health

May 13, 2013 – Annual Stare-Hegsted Lecture – Michael Pollak – Macronutrient intake, hormones, and neoplasia

May 13, 2013 – Guy Crosby – Pairing Cooking Science with Nutrition

April 29, 2013 – Simonetta Friso – DNA methylation: an epigenetic link between one-carbon metabolism and cancer

May 6, 2013 – Regina Ziegler – Weight, weight change, height, endogenous hormones, and risk of breast cancer

April 22, 2013 – Jennifer Fisher – Obesgenic environments and appetite in children: is self-regulation enough?

April 15, 2013 – Kaylon Tran- Influence of Nutrition on Spontaneous Preterm Birth in a Mouse Model

April 8, 2013 – Eric Ding & Daniel Zoughbie – Leveraging Social Networks and Social Media in Propagating Lifestyle Behavioral Interventions for Weight Loss and Health Outcomes

April 1, 2013 – Lu QiGene-Environment Interactions and Obesity

March 25, 2013 – Daniel Lieberman Human Evolution and Human Health

March 25, 2013 – Jennifer Pomeranz – Food marketing to children: how the law hinders the best nutrition policy

March 11, 2013 – Christina Roberto – Preventing Obesity & Improving Diet Through Public Policy

March 4, 2013 – Jill Reedy – A Framework for Dietary Patterns Research

February 25, 2013 – Stan Hazen – Microbes and Heart Disease

February 11, 2013 – Dariush MozaffarianThe Global Burden of Obesity-Related Mortality due to Sugar Sweetened Beverages

February 4, 2013 – Jason Block – The History of Food and Weight Gain in the Framingham Heart Study Offspring Cohort [recorded presentation]

January 28, 2013 – Walter Willett Dairy Foods: Is three servings a day essential for health? [recorded presentation]


October 15, 2012 – Bradley Rickard- How have agricultural policies influenced caloric consumption in the United States.

October 22, 2012-Dr. Penny Gordon-Larsen- Linkages between biology, behavior, and environment in the development of obesity.

October 1, 2012- Dr. Steven Grinspoon- Use of a Hypothalamic Peptide, GHRH, to Selectively Reduce Visceral Fat.

September 24, 2012-Dr. William Mair-Molecular Framework Linking Nutrient Sensing to Logngevity.

September 17, 2012Dr. K. Viswanath- The Communications Revolution and Health Inequalities: Implications for Nutrition-

September 10, 2012 – Dr. Eliot Berson -Retinitis Pigmentosa: Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment with Nutritional Interventions

April 23rd, 2012 – Dr. Hannia Campos –   Independent but coordinated field trials to improve the quality of staple foods in low and middle income countries : An update from the Global Nutritional and Epidemiological (GNET) Initiative

April 16th, 2012 – Dr. Shuji Ogino – Molecular Pathological Epidemiology (MPE) Adds New Dimension to Nutrition Analysis  No link at this time

April 9th, 2012 – Dr. Ross Hammond – Agent-based Computational Modeling, Public Health, and Obesity  Permission not granted.

April 2nd, 2012 – Dr. Vasanti Malik, Sc.D– Adolescent diet and risk of type 2 diabetes in adulthood

Mar. 26th, 2012 – Dr. Kendrin Sonneville ScD, RD, LDN – Eating disorders and obesity in teens: The role of body dissatisfaction

Mar. 19, 2012 – Dr. Pierre Chandon – How Food Marketing Distorts Portion Size Perceptions and Preferences

Mar. 5th, 2012 – Dr. Christopher Duggan – Vitamin B12 and maternal and child health in India

Feb. 27th, 2012 – Dr. Johanna Lampe – Dietary Modulation of Cancer – Risk Biomarkers in Controlled Feeding Studies: Effects of Genetics

Feb. 13th, 2012 – Dr. Simone French – Linking Parents, Families and Communities to Prevent Obesity Among Children:  The NetWorks Study

Feb. 6th, 2012 – Dr. Manabu Nakamura– An essential role of omega-3 dososahexaenoic acid (DHA) in sperm development

Jan. 30th, 2012 – Dr. Katherine Tucker – Nutrition and health in Boston area Puerto Rican adults

Jan. 23rd, 2012 – Dr. Charles N. Serhan– Novel Specialized Pro-Resolvin Mediators and Mechanisms in acute Inflammation


Dec. 12th, 2011 – Student presentations:

1.  Rachel Blaine – Family Child Care Homes: An Untapped Setting for Obesity Prevention

2. An Pan – Eight glasses of water a day! Truth or Myth?

Dec. 5th, 2011 – Student presentations:

1.  Audrey Gaskins –  Folate and male fertility

2.  Mu Chen – Declining physical activity level and health in China

3.  Sally Akarolo-Anthony – Cranberries and recurrent urinary tract infection

Nov. 28th, 2011 – Student presentations:

1.  Rachel Adler – Increasing active transport to school

2.  Amanda Sands – Sleep duration and overweight and obesity in adolescents

3.  Hyun Joon Shin – Instant noodles and cardiometabolic risk

Nov. 21st, 2011 – Frank Sacks, MD–  Amount and type of carbohydrate influencing risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes: the OmniCarb trial         Permission not granted

Nov. 14, 2011 – Hugo De Groote, PhD – Biofortification to improve nutrition in African rural populations – an economist’s perspective.

Nov. 7, 2011 – Kassandra Munger, ScD – Serum 25(OH)D and risk of type 1 diabetes in the US military   Permission not granted

Oct. 31, 2011 – Aedin Cassidy, PhD –  Flavonoids and Health

Oct. 24, 2011 – Kathryn Montgomery, Ph.D –  Food Marketing to Young People in the Digital Age: Health Concerns & Intervention Strategies

Oct. 17, 2011 – Dr. Jeffrey Meyerhardt, MD, MPH – Energy Balance and Colorectal Cancer Survivorship

Annual Stare-Hegsted Lecture on Oct. 6th, 2011- David Barker CBE, PhD, FRCP, FRS – The maternal origins of health for a lifetime.

Oct. 3, 2011 – Dr. Sjurdur Olsen Ph.D., D.Sc., M.D. –  Impact of marine n-3 fatty acids consumed in pregnancy on mother and child health; with particular focus on prevention of preterm birth

Sept. 26, 2011 – William A. Masters, PhD – Improving child nutrition in Africa: Insights from economics

Sept. 19, 2011 – Dr. Curtis Huttenhower, PhD – Functional metagenomics of the human microbiome and gut microbiota

Sept. 12, 2011 – Dr. Walter Willett, MD, DrPH–  Nutritional Epidemiology:  Highlights from the third edition (volume is low)

May 9, 2011 – Dr. Pedro Sanchez, PhD – The African Millennium Villages

May 2, 2011 – Dr. Stephanie Smith-Warner, PhD – Diet and Estrogen Receptor Negative Breast Cancer: Recent Findings from the Pooling Project

April 25, 2011 – Dr. Robert Lustig, MD– Dietary factors, NAFLD, and metabolic syndrome

April 18, 2011 – Dr. Regine Steegers-Theunissen, MD, PhD – The impact of periconception nutrition and epigenetics on reproductive outcome.

April 11, 2011 –  Dr. Sara Benjamin-Neelon, PhD, MPH, RD – Policy-based obesity prevention in young children

April 4, 2011 – Dr. Jodie Dodd, MD -The impact of overweight and obesity during pregnancy and childbirth

March 28, 2011 –   Dr. Luc Tappy, MD – Regulation of hepatic lipid metabolism by nutrients; the role of fructose

March 21, 2011 – Dr. Bryn Austin, Sc.D – Linking Eating Disorders and Overweight Prevention: The View From Planet Health, Public Health, and Beyond

March 7, 2011 – Dr. Stanley Zlotkin, CM, MD, PhD, FRCPC – The use of science, innovation and partnerships to begin to control micronutrient deficiencies in 750 million children globally

February 28, 2011 – Dr. Jane Kerstetter, PhD, RD -Dietary Protein & Bone Health: Current Perspectives

February 14, 2011 – Dr. Iris Shai, PhD – Dietary interventions to reverse atherosclerosis; beyond weight loss?

February 7, 2011Dr. Ellen Wartella, PhD – Food marketing and the child obesity epidemic      (permission not granted)

January 31, 2011 – Dr. Jennifer Nettleton, PhD – Interaction between whole grain foods and genetic variants on markers of diabetes risk: a meta-analysis of data from 14 CHARGE Consortium cohort studies

January 24, 2011 – Dr. Xiang Gao, MD, PhD – Risk factors and preclinical symptoms of Parkinson’s disease

January 10, 2011 – Dr. Hannia Campos, PhD Plant omega-3 fatty acids: Could they play a role in cardiovascular disease prevention?

January 3, 2011 – Dr. Lu Qi, PhD Genes, environment, and obesity risk


December 13, 2010 – Student presentations:

1. Lani Rapp – Dairy and prostate cancer: role of calcium and phosphorus

2. Jinnie Rhee – Salted food intake and gastric cancer in Japan

December 6, 2010 – Student presentations:

1. Batool Haider – Hidden hunger: Is biofortification the solution?

2. Claire Bosire – Pancreatic cancer: Another reason to cut the meat?

November 29, 2010 – Matthias Schulze, Dr.PH – Prediction of type 2 diabetes: Lifestyle, diet and beyond

November 22, 2010 – Student presentations:

1. Hala Alessa  –  Diet and health in the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries: Challenges and Opportunities

2. Ran Zhang – Childhood obesity in China: the burden of economic development

November 15, 2010 Sang Woon Choi, PhD, MD – Nutritional Epigenetics of Aging and Cancer

November 8, 2010 – Lawrence de Koning, PhD – Carbohydrate quantity and quality, and risk of cardiometabolic disease                                                                       

November 1, 2010 – Walter Willett, MD DrPH & Dariush Mozaffarian, MD, DrPH – Relation of red meat consumption to coronary heart disease and diabetes:  New results from a meta-analysis and from the Nurses’ Health Study

October 25, 2010 – Frank Sacks, MD – Diet to reverse the increase in blood pressure with age

October 18, 2010 – Chih-Hao Lee, PhD – Immune signaling and metabolic diseases

October 4, 2010 – Dallas English, PhD – Risk Factors for Molecular Subtypes of Colorectal Cancer

September 27, 2010 – Rosa Lamuela-Raventos, PhD – Polyphenol consumption reduce prevalence of hypertension on high cardiovascular risk population (PREDIMED)

September 20, 2010 – June Chan, PhD – Lifestyle, genetics, and prostate cancer progression

September 13, 2010 – Elsie Taveras MD, MPH – Translating observational research into interventions to  prevent childhood obesity

April 26, 2010- William S. Harris PhD – Seminar title: Omega 3 Fatty Acids and Cardiovascular Disease: Outcomes and Mechanisms

April 19, 2010– June Stevens Ph.D – Seminar title: Definition and Consequences of Weight Maintenance

April 5, 2010– Anuraj Shankar D.Sc – Seminar title: Maternal Nutrition, Homeostasis, and Health

March 29, 2010-Janice King RD,LDN,SNS,CDE – Seminar title: School Nutrition Programs-Building the Case for Nutrient Dense Foods and Reflecting on Nutrient Synergy and Bio-individuality to Enhance Childhood Nutrition and Health.

March 22, 2010– Sebastien Czernichow M.D, Ph.D -Seminar title: Obesity trends in France, other European countries and current strategies for prevention.

March 1, 2010– Saurabh Mehta S.D -Seminar title: Vitamin D, Perinatal Health, and Infectious Disease

February 22, 2010– Gokhan Hotamisligil M.D, Ph.D -Seminar title: Treasure Hunting in the Fat

February 8, 2010– Aaron Cypess M.D, Ph.D, MMSc -Seminar title: Brown A dispose tissue: Location, Significance, Nutrition Impact

February 1, 2010– Eric Ding Sc.D -Seminar title: NHANES Analysis of Nutrition and Biomarkers