Nourishing Minds. Nourishing Humanity.

Since 1981, the Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University has been dedicated to improving the nutritional well-being of people worldwide. Faculty at the school include biomedical scientists, economists, epidemiologists, nutritionists, physicians, political scientists and psychologists who focus on a myriad of issues with the common thread of nutrition and its role in fostering the growth and development of human populations.

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Leading the Discourse on Heart Health
Leading the Discourse on Heart Health

Friedman Dean Dariush Mozaffarian is the lead author on a new comprehensive report from the American Heart Association: Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics—2015 Update. The annual report is a critical resource for healthcare professionals, policy makers, and the general public; providing the most up to date information on the state of cardiovascular health both nationally and globally. This data will have tremendous impact on policy and public health discussions into the new year and beyond.  

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The Latest News in Nutrition

The Tufts Health & Nutrition Letter provides its readers with honest, reliable, scientifically authoritative health and nutrition advice that can provide direct and often immediate effects on their health. The content of our newsletter is based substantially from the research and expertise of Friedman School faculty from the areas of clinical nutrition, social and public policy, and bio-medicine.  

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Spotlight: Feinstein International Center

Ongoing research at The Feinstein International Center is focused on understanding the nutrition and food security needs of people affected by acute crises. Students in the The Master of Arts in Humanitarian Assistance (MAHA) program play active roles in the politics and policy of aiding the vulnerable; from protection and rights in crisis situations, to the rehabilitation of livelihood systems affected by disaster.

Online Degree and Certificates
Online Learning at The Friedman School

The Master of Nutrition Science and Policy degree program, which combines on campus and online learning, and the Online Graduate Certificate Programs are designed for working professionals in mind. Students live and work where they choose while studying with faculty from one of the world’s premier research universities.

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Defining Organic

Melissa Bailey earned her Ph.D. in agricultural policy from the Agriculture, Food, and Environment program in 2010. Since then, she has been the director of the standards division for the USDA. In her work, she helps develop rules for how a vast range of agricultural products become certified as organic. Read an in-depth interview with Bailey on Tufts Now.

Friedman Profiles

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Petra Mikulasova
I realized that in order to serve those in need better I needed theoretical and academic support to compliment and put in perspective my practical experience. Humanitarian assistance is a profession and the Friedman School and Feinstein International Center at Tufts University understand that.