Dan Hatfield is an Instructor in the Developing Healthy Communities Online Graduate Certificate program at the Friedman School and Senior Specialist, Engagement and Analytics, at ChildObesity180, an organization that develops, implements, evaluates, and scales high-impact obesity prevention initiatives nationwide. Dr. Hatfield completed a BA in English at Princeton University and an MS in Nutrition Communication and a PhD in Food Policy & Applied Nutrition, both at Tufts. His research interests center on translating scientific evidence about physical activity and healthy eating into on-the-ground practice, particularly among children and adolescents in underserved communities. He currently works on developing and evaluating the New Balance Foundation Billion Mile Race, an initiative that's challenging children at schools across the U.S. to walk and run a collective one billion miles.
PhD, Food Policy and Applied Nutrition, and MS, Nutrition Communication, Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University; AB, English Language and Literature, Princeton University