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.
Naglaa Hani El-Abbadi is an Adjunct Lecturer in the Division of Nutrition Epidemiology and Data Science at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University.The focus of her postdoctoral work was the development of the Tufts Food Compass, a novel nutrient profiling system which involved an expansive and in-depth analysis of nutritional quality of foods while also incorporating relevant non-nutrient considerations and health outcomes. Her primary research interests focus on environmental sustainability of food and dietary patterns - specifically, identifying and examining food intake patterns that enhance overall diet quality and health outcomes within ecologically viable parameters - as well as the role of nutrition and dietary intake in immune function and inflammation. Complimentary to this, she engages in program building for the promotion of planetary health and education.
PhD, Nutritional Epidemiology
Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, Boston, MA
MPH, Community Health Education
University of California Los Angeles
BSc, Biological Sciences
University of California Irvine