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Speaker's Biography

Dariush Mozaffarian

Dean, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University


Dariush Mozaffarian is a cardiologist and dean of the Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy at Tufts University. He has authored more than 300 publications on dietary priorities to reduce heart disease, diabetes, and obesity in the US and globally and on evidence-based systems innovations and policies to improve the food system. His training includes a BS from Stanford, MD from Columbia, MPH from U. Washington, PhD from Harvard, and board certification in internal medicine and cardiology. Before being appointed as dean at Tufts, he was on the Harvard faculty for a decade. Dr. Mozaffarian has served in numerous advisory roles including for the US and Canadian governments, American Heart Association, Global Burden of Diseases study, World Health Organization, and United Nations. His work has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio, Time Magazine, and many other outlets. In 2016, Thomson Reuters named him as one of the World's Most Influential Scientific Minds.


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