In this webinar, Dariush Mozaffarian, Dean of the Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy, will discuss healthy eating and what everyone can eat to be healthy. He will share nutrition facts, dispel myths, and answer questions during the live Q&A segment. This webinar will be moderated by Rachele Pojednic, PhD, EdM, a Friedman School alumna, Assistant Professor & Program Director of Exercise Science in the Department of Health and Human Performance at Norwich University, and a research associate at the Institute of Lifestyle Medicine at Harvard Medical School. More information about Dean Mozaffarian and Rachele Pojednic can be found below. We look forward to seeing you there!
Dariush Mozaffarian is a cardiologist, Dean, and Jean Mayer Professor at the Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, and Professor of Medicine at Tufts School of Medicine. His work aims to create a food system that is nutritious, equitable, and sustainable. Dr. Mozaffarian has authored more than 450 scientific publications on dietary priorities for obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases, and on evidence-based policy approaches and innovations to reduce these burdens in the US and globally. He has served in numerous advisory roles, and his work has been featured in a wide array of media outlets. Thomson Reuters has named him as one of the World's Most Influential Scientific Minds.
Dr. Mozaffarian received a BS in biological sciences at Stanford (Phi Beta Kappa), MD at Columbia (Alpha Omega Alpha), residency training in internal medicine at Stanford, fellowship training in cardiovascular medicine at the University of Washington; an MPH from the University of Washington; and a Doctorate in Public Health from Harvard. Before being appointed as Dean at Tufts in 2014, Dr. Mozaffarian was at Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health for a decade and clinically active in cardiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He is married, has three children, and actively trains as a Third Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo.
Rachele Pojednic, PhD, EdM is an Assistant Professor & Program Director of Exercise Science in the Department of Health and Human Performance at Norwich University and a research associate at the Institute of Lifestyle Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Prior to Norwich, Dr Pojednic was an Assistant Professor of Nutrition at Simmons University in Boston, MA. Dr. Pojednic’s work examines nutrition and physical activity education for healthcare and fitness professionals as well as overall diet, supplementation and physical activity interventions on muscle physiology, chronic disease and healthy aging.
Dr. Pojednic received her PhD from the Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy in Biochemical and Molecular Nutrition & Exercise Physiology. She also holds an EdM in Physical Education from Boston University and a BS in Cardiopulmonary and Exercise Science from Northeastern University. Her research at Tufts was completed in the Nutrition, Exercise Physiology and Sarcopenia laboratory at the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, where she was awarded the Ruth L Kirschstein National Research Service Award by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. While at Tufts, Dr. Pojednic examined the molecular interaction between human skeletal muscle and vitamin D as well as novel contributions of speed and velocity to overall muscular power with aging. Dr. Pojednic serves as co-chair of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Exercise Is Medicine® education committee, was the Interim Executive Director for the Prescription for Activity Task Force, and serves on The American Council on Exercise (ACE) Industry Advisory Panel. She also works with ACE to develop NBHWC approved health coaching curriculum for clinicians, fitness professionals and universities. She has a passion for science communication and has been a consultant and writer for several organizations, including Time, Popular Science, Self, Shape, Women's Health, Forbes, Runners World, and Boston Magazine.