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.
Dr. Simin Meydani is Senior Scientist and Team Leader of the Nutritional Immunology Team at the HNRCA. She also served as Director of the HNRCA from 2009 until she was appointed Vice Provost for Research at Tufts University from 2016-2019. Dr. Meydani’s scientific interests include the basic mechanisms of aging, impact of nutrition on the aging process and age associated diseases, role of nutrition on immune and inflammatory responses, and predisposition to infectious diseases in developed and less developed countries.
Hedwig van Amerigen Executive Leadership Certificate, 2006, Academic Medicine Program, Drexel University