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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.
Silvina Choumenkovitch (MS, PhD, Tufts University) is a nutrition scientist with specialty training in dietetics, nutritional biochemistry, and nutritional epidemiology. Her professional roles at Tufts have included Postdoctoral Associate, Scientist III, Researcher, and Instructor. She is currently an adjunct Faculty at Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy and teaches “Epidemiology for Nutrition Professionals” and “Principles of Epidemiology”. A native of Argentina, Dr. Choumenkovitch worked as a nutritional counselor at Refinerias de Maiz (CPC International) in Buenos Aires, and as a research assistant for the Center of Studies on Infant Nutrition (CESNI), a World Health Organization Collaborative Center. In addition, she worked as a practicing dietitian in two hospitals.
PhD in Human Nutrition Science with minor in Molecular Biology, 2001 Tufts University, Boston MA.
MS in Human Nutrition Science, 1996 Tufts University, Boston MA
BS in Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 1990, University of Buenos Aires School of Nutrition; Buenos Aires, Argentina