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.
Laura Lara-Castor is a doctoral student in the Nutrition Data Science program at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University under the mentorship of Dr. Renata Micha and Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian. Her research interest include the study of dietary pattern trends over time, its association with the double burden of malnutrition and the influence of policy regulations on such patterns in low- and middle- income countries. Previous to starting her PhD studies, Laura completed her MSc in Nutrition and Metabolism at Boston University and worked at the National Institute of Public Health in Mexico as a researcher on diverse projects on diet and non-communicable chronic diseases.
BS in Nutritional Sciences – Universidad de las Americas Puebla, Mexico – 2012
MS in Nutrition and Metabolism - Boston University School of Medicine – 2017