Healthy Communities and Behavior Change

Healthy Communities and Behavior Change


Miriam E. Nelson

Miriam E. Nelson, Ph.D., is currently the director of the Sustainability Institute and deputy chief Sustainability Officer at the University of New Hampshire. Most recently, Dr. Nelson served as associate dean of Tufts University’s Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service and professor of nutrition at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. At the Friedman School, she was the founding director of the John Hancock Research Center on Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Obesity Prevention and co-founder of ChildObesity180.

After Pediatric Cancer

Young survivors face yet another battle: obesity

Spotlight on Developing Healthy Communities

Chandra Davis, a former student in the Developing Healthy Communities Online Graduate Certificate program, began her academic career by earning a BS in Biology from Tuskegee University. Nutrition would later become a guiding theme in her life, but back then, although she knew Tuskegee had a nutrition program, it wasn’t yet her main focus.

Catalyzing Innovation and Collaboration

Each year, Tufts Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President sponsors two seed grant programs, Tufts Collaborates and Tufts Innovates; sparking research collaboration among disparate faculty members, and catalyzing innovative ideas for learning and teaching across campus. 

Empowering Local Moms

ChildObesity180’s “You’re the Mom” campaign highlights child nutrition, supports local mothers

Child Obesity 180 - Reverse the trend

Because there is no one solution from any one sector when it comes to addressing the childhood obesity crisis in our nation, we are bringing together the top leaders from business, academia, non-profit, and science to collaborate on ways to tackle this complex issue.

Ready, Set, Go!

Baby boomers will face many barriers to good nutrition as they age. It’s time to get prepared.

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