Online Graduate Certificates

Ashley Desrosiers

Ashley is a vice president at FoodMinds, a division of PadillaCRT. FoodMinds provides consulting and communications services specializing in harnessing science, public affairs, food values and communications to meet business and public health objectives.

She joined FoodMinds after spending more than six years in the Public Relations/Social Influence practice at MullenLowe where she established the nutrition communications capability after being the first registered dietitian brought on staff at the agency.

Sarah Sliwa

Sarah Sliwa, PhD is an instructor teaching in the Developing Healthy Communities Online Graduate Certificate program at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. Sarah brings nearly a decade of experience working on childhood obesity prevention initiatives.  Sarah currently serves as a health scientist with CDC Healthy Schools in the Division of Population Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Natalie Valpiani

Natalie Valpiani, PhD, MPH, has worked as a nutrition and food policy researcher for domestic and international non-profit organizations. Through this research and related teaching experience, Natalie has developed expertise in the design, implementation, and analysis of survey-based research projects. Her most recent consulting work, for the international research organization WorldFish, has involved analyzing data on animal source food preferences, knowledge about aquaculture, and fish consumption habits, among low-income households in Egypt and Bangladesh.

Marion Min-Barron

Marion Min-Barron, MS/MPH has been engaged in the field of international nutrition for numerous years with a particular geographic focus in East Africa. Her main research interests lie in agriculture and nutrition linkages with a gendered perspective, monitoring and evaluation of nutrition programs, interhousehold dynamics and participatory research. Her current research explores, through a mixed-methods approach, the role of gender at the agriculture-nutrition nexus within the context of Ethiopian smallholder households.

Kristie Hubbard

Kristie Hubbard, PhD, MPH, RD is a Nutritionist and Acting Nutrition and Food Systems Team Leader for the United States Department of Agriculture, Food & Nutrition Service, in the Western Regional Office in San Francisco, California. She oversees the region’s work in nutrition education and promotion, evaluation, and wellness policies across child nutrition and food distribution programs.

Rebecca Boulos

Rebecca Boulos, PhD, MPH, is Adjunct Faculty at Tufts University's Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. Rebecca's research interests lie at the intersection of psychological, biological and community health.

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