The Friedman School pursues cutting-edge research and education from cell to society, including in molecular nutrition, human metabolism, population studies, clinical trials, nutrition interventions and behavior change, communication, food systems and sustainability, global food insecurity, humanitarian crises, and food economics and policy.
Associate Professor (secondary) of Family Medicine and Community Health at Tufts University School of Medicine
Associate Professor (secondary), Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service at Tufts University
Program Co-Director, Nutrition Interventions, Communication and Behavior Change
Co-chair, Tufts University Nutrition and Wellness Committee
Jennifer Sacheck's research interests lie at the intersection of nutrition, physical activity, and health promotion. She was initially drawn to this field through her early studies in muscle physiology and more recently through obesity and chronic disease prevention research which has spanned basic science to community-based work. Current research studies include how nutrition and physical activity/fitness impact health outcomes such as cardiometabolic risk and cognitive health among schoolchildren. Sacheck continues to be interested in pursuing projects that involve policies and programs that promote physical activity, optimal nutrition, and physiological health and well-being across the lifespan.
Ph.D., 2001, Nutrition Science, Tufts University
M.S., 1997, Exercise Science, University of Massachusetts Amherst