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2016-17 By The Numbers


Global Impact

Selected examples of research and translation projects at the Friedman School

Our work

Beatrice Rogers, PhD

Beatrice Rogers, PhD

Professor and Program Director, Food Policy and Applied Nutrition

“Development projects that result in an improvement of people’s livelihoods and health outcomes may be deemed a success, but to be truly effective improvements must be sustained over time once the project ends. Sustainability is not automatic; our work suggests explicit, realistic, evidence-based strategies to assure long-term sustainability.”

On a four-country study of sustainability and exit strategies among development food assistance projects.

Fang Fang Zhang, PhD

Fang Fang Zhang, PhD

Associate Professor and Miriam E. Nelson Tisch Faculty Fellow

“Healthy eating can improve the physical and mental functioning of childhood cancer survivors. Our findings support the need to incorporate nutrition into cancer care.”

On a study that found links between childhood cancer and poor dietary quality in adulthood

Dariush Mozaffarian, MD, DrPH

Dariush Mozaffarian, MD, DrPH

Dean of the Friedman School and Jean Mayer Professor of Nutrition and Medicine

“With all the ongoing debates about health care and healthcare spending, it’s time for government to take action, and soda taxes are one powerful tool to save lives, increase revenue and reduce health care costs.”

On a study about the likely spread of local taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages

Susan Roberts, PhD

Susan Roberts, PhD

Professor, Director of the Energy Metabolism Laboratory at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging

“We’re combining what we hope is a superior nutritional formulation with educational enrichment to see how far we can push the envelope to help these kids turn into exceptional students.”

On the work of creating a more nutritious supplemental food product with the villagers in Dandu, Guinea-Bissau.

Will Masters, PhD

Will Masters, PhD


"Our results are a call to action for establishing and enforcing nutritional quality standards, which would help ensure access to lower-cost, higher-quality products and enable parents to meet their infants’ needs more easily."

On the study about the lack of standards for infant cereals that threatens child nutrition in lower-income countries.