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. Matti Marklund, PhD, is a Research Assistant Professor at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, a Senior Research Fellow at the George Institute for Global Health, and a conjoint Senior Lecturer at UNSW Sydney. He is an engineer in biotechnology and a food scientist with expertise in nutrition, public health, and cardiometabolic epidemiology. Dr. Marklund has been a core member of the fatty acid and outcome research consortium (FORCE) since its initiation and has led or contributed to a majority of the consortium’s global pooling projects. He is an active collaborator with Resolve To Save Lives, (RTSL), a global initiative to reduce cardiovascular mortality, and is a member of the Scientific team of RTSL at Johns Hopkins University. Currently, Dr Marklund serves on the editiorial board of Nutrients. He has twice received Dr. P. Hakonsson’s prize for research relating dietary carbohydrate quality with cardiometabolic risk.
The research interests of Dr Marklund include dietary assessment methodology, investigations of diet-disease relationships with special emphasis on dietary fat and carbohydrate quality, and benefit-risk assessments of food policy interventions. His current work at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy focuses on evaluating the cost-effectiveness of population-level nutrition strategies to improve dietary intake and reduce disease burden.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism, Uppsala University, Sweden
Postdoctoral Researcher, Food Science, The Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA) at Tufts University
PhD, Food Science, The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden
MSE (Master of Science in Engineering), Biotechnology and Engineering Genomics, Umeå University, Sweden