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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.
Sylara Marie Cruz joined the Mozaffarian Research Team in 2019 as the Project Coordinator for the Global Dietary Database (GDD) project. Following the end of the GDD project, she has assisted on a variety of other projects, including grants from The Rockefeller Foundation, with focuses on building national momentum and support for effective policies in three areas: (1) advancing nutrition science, (2) creating greater coordination of federal food and nutrition policy, and (3) leveraging Food is Medicine interventions in healthcare; an NIH-funded grant on the Cost-Effectiveness of Health System and State-Level Strategies to Improve Diet and Reduce Cardiometabolic Diseases; and the Friedman School’s efforts towards informing the 2022 White House Conference. Prior to joining the Friedman School, she worked at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine as a Research Associate for the Food and Nutrition Board and the Board on Health Care Services.