Dariush Mozaffarian, M.D., Dr.P.H.
Wednesday, September, 17th, 2014 Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
Dr. Mozaffarian is Dean of the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. As a cardiologist and epidemiologist, his research focuses on the effects of diet and lifestyle on cardiometabolic health, including global impacts of suboptimal diet and effectiveness of policies to improve diets around the world. Dr. Mozaffarian has authored more than 200 scientific publications on lifestyle and cardiovascular health, including on global dietary burdens of disease, omega-3 fatty acids, trans fatty acids, diets and weight gain, and healthy dietary patterns. He has served in numerous advisory roles, including for the American Heart Association, American and Canadian governments, World Health Organization, and United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. He chairs the Global Burden of Diseases Nutrition and Chronic Diseases Expert Group (NutriCoDE), an international team of more than 100 scientists studying the effects of nutrition on health. Dr. Mozaffarian is board-certified in Cardiovascular Medicine and, until his appointment as Dean of the Friedman School, was a practicing cardiologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.
Dr. Mozaffarian can speak about:
- Cardiovascular disease
- Diet and nutrition
- Diet and obesity/diabetes
- Global nutrition
- Strategies for behavior change
- Dietary policies