Big Data, Technology, and Personalized Nutrition

Big Data, Technology, and Personalized Nutrition

Big data, technology, personalized nutritionThe effects of dietary intake and nutritional status on health are complex. Understanding specific effects requires an understanding of the complex interactions among exposures and the technical skills for clarifying them in population-based data. At the Friedman School, one of our key priorities is to translate the intricacies of population-based nutritional data on a global scale.


Beatrice Lorge Rogers

Bea Rogers is Professor of Economics and Food Policy and Director of the Food Policy and Applied Nutrition Program, which draws on the multidisciplinary expertise of the School, and focuses on the economic, political, and social science dimensions of global nutrition challenges.

Robert F. Houser

Robert Francis Houser is a quantitative psychologist with backgrounds in behavioral psychology, social psychology, behavior modification, educational psychology, and quantitative research methods.  He is an assistant professor and statistical programmer/analyst at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy where he teaches several statistics and research methodology courses.

Gitanjali Singh

Gitanjali Singh, MPH, PhD, is an assistant professor at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy at Tufts University.  Her research focuses on quantifying the relationships between diet and cardiometabolic disease in the context of the global nutrition transition, and on understanding how this transition contributes to health disparities worldwide.  Dr.

Body by Smartphone

We love our smartphones. Since they marched out of the corporate world and into the hands of consumers about 10 years ago, we’ve relied more and more on our Blackberry, iPhone and Android devices to organize our schedules, our social lives, our finances and now, even our bodies. Americans are increasingly downloading health and fitness apps designed to help them get in shape, lose weight or manage a variety of health issues.

Personalized Nutrition Will Save Your Life! No it Won’t!

April 4th, 2014: Part 3-Gershoff Symposium
“Personalized Nutrition Will Save Your Life! No it Won’t!” Laurence Parnell, PhD, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging

Raising Public Awareness of Personal Genetics-Marnie Gelbart, PhD

April 4th, 2014: Part 1-Gershoff Symposium
“Raising Public Awareness of Personal Genetics” Marnie Gelbart, PhD, Personal Genetics Education Project, Harvard Medical School

Friedman Seminar: Elena Naumova

This Friedman Seminar features Elena Naumova, giving a presentation titled: "What would Michelangelo think about BMI?". This seminar was held on February 4th, 2015.

INDDEX - International Dietary Data Expansion Project

Research Project/Initiative/Internship | Topics: Big Data, Technology, and Personalized Nutrition

The INDDEX Project is a collaborative effort between the Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), and other international experts. The INDDEX team aims to facilitate countries’ increased acquisition and use of high-quality, timely food and nutrient consumption data, which is needed to create more effective evidence-based decisions about agriculture, food, and nutrition policies and programs.

Exit Strategies among Development Food Assistance Projects

Research Project/Initiative/Internship | Topics: Global Nutrition, Big Data, Technology, and Personalized Nutrition | Programs: Food Policy & Applied Nutrition

Sustaining Development: A Synthesis of Results from a Four-Country Study of Sustainability and Exit Strategies among Development Food Assistance Projects

Drs. Beatrice Rogers and Jennifer Coates have released the high-level results of a four-country, multi-year study of the sustainability of development gains from several USAID Office of Food for Peace (FFP) development food assistance projects./p>

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