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.
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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. Singh’s current work, funded by a Pathway to Independence award from the NHLBI, aims to understand how metabolic factors mediate the relationship between diet and chronic disease, and to elucidate how this relationship is affected by upstream social and economic factors. Dr. Singh has experience in collecting data on and analysing distributions of dietary and metabolic factors at the global, regional, and national levels, as well as developing computational models of global chronic disease burdens attributable to components of diet such as sugar- sweetened beverages and sodium. She is a member of the Nutrition and Chronic Disease and Cardiometabolic Risk Expert Groups of the ongoing Global Burden of Diseases, Risk Factors, and Injuries project. She currently leads data collection efforts for the Global Dietary Database Consortium, an initiative funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation seeking to characterize diet and its relationship to disease in 200 countries worldwide.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Departments of Nutrion and Global Health and Population, School of Public Health, Harvard University
M.P.H., Quantitative Methods in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Harvard University
Ph.D., Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School, Harvard University
S.B., Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology