Food Policy & Applied Nutrition
Please complete the form and obtain approval from your Academic Advisor and your Program Director. Submit the completed form to Michelle Frankfort at firstname.lastname@example.org or drop-off to the Friedman Office of Student Affairs, Jaharis, Room 123 so your fulfillment of this degree requirement may be officially added to your SIS academic record/transcript.
Purpose of the Handbook
This handbook provides all students at the Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy (Friedman School) with the rules and regulations that apply between their first registration in the Friedman School and the receipt of an M.S. or Ph.D. degree. It describes the procedures, requirements, expectations, and recommended timing for completion of the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees, and the consequences of non-compliance.
Students are responsible for knowing and complying with these procedures.
Dr. Micha is an Associate Research Professor at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. She is trained as a clinical dietitian, public health nutritionist, and epidemiologist and has expertise in nutritional and chronic disease epidemiology - mainly diet assessment and modeling of impacts on cardiometabolic health - and in nutrition/ health policy. Dr.
Drs. Beatrice Rogers and Jennifer Coates have released the high-level results of a four-country, multi-year study of the sustainability of development gains from several USAID Office of Food for Peace (FFP) development food assistance projects.
The study was funded by FFP and implemented through the Friedman School in partnership with the Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance III Project (FANTA).
The acronym CHOMPS stands for “Coupons for Healthier Options for Minors Purchasing Snacks.” The work is being conducted by researchers at Tufts University and Michigan State University, in cooperation with Shape Up Somerville and other community partners and researchers. This project is supported by Agriculture and Food Research Initiative. Competitive Grant no. 2014-69001-21756 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
Daniel Maxwell is the Henry J. Leir Professor in Food Security and Research Director at the Feinstein International Center, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University. He leads the research program on food security and livelihoods in complex emergencies. In 2016-2017, he served as the Acting Director of the Feinstein Center.
Jennifer Sacheck's research interests lie at the intersection of nutrition, physical activity, and health promotion. She was initially drawn to this field through her early studies in muscle physiology and more recently through obesity and chronic disease prevention research which has spanned basic science to community-based work.
Robert Francis Houser is a quantitative psychologist with backgrounds in behavioral psychology, social psychology, behavior modification, educational psychology, and quantitative research methods. He is an assistant professor and statistical programmer/analyst at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy where he teaches several statistics and research methodology courses.
Sara Folta's research interests focus on public health nutrition, or the utilization of community-based strategies for improving dietary intake, physical activity, and body composition. She has particular expertise in behavioral psychology, communications, and qualitative methods. A major line of Folta's research involves community-based interventions to improve heart health among women. A second area of research includes behavioral strategies to improve health and well-being among older adults, particularly through the development of physical activity interventions.