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Aviva Must, Ph.D., is Morton A. Madoff Professor of Public Health at the Tufts University School of Medicine and Chair of the Department of Public Health and Community Medicine. Her research interests include the epidemiology of obesity, with a focus on long-term physical and psychosocial health consequences of childhood growth characteristics and obesity effects across the lifespan.

Additional areas of interest and activity in obesity research include surveillance and survey activities among school-aged children, lifestyle behaviors and health promotion among children with developmental disabilities, community-based interventions in pediatric populations, and weight screening in schools.

She served on the CDC expert panel that developed physical activity recommendations for school-aged children and as an external reviewer of the Institute of Medicine Report Children Preventing Childhood Obesity: Health in the Balance.

Dr. Must can speak about:

  • Epidemiology of obesity
  • School and community-based public health interventions
  • Children’s physical activity and dietary patterns
  • Policy approaches to address obesity