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 a postdoctoral fellow at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, working with Dr. Renata Micha and Dr. Jeffrey Blumberg. Naglaa’s recent research efforts primarily relate to 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. Her research interests also include the role of nutrition and dietary intake in immune function and inflammation. Her doctoral thesis focused on the development of the Dietary Environmental Index (DEX) as a scoring system that includes both nutritional and environmental impact assessment for a wide range of foods consumed in the United States, and its application to evaluate the sustainability of empirical as well as simulated diet pattern models.
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