Friedman School Names New Dean
Dariush Mozaffarian, MD, DrPH, has been appointed dean of Tufts’ Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, the only graduate school of nutrition in the US. Dr. Mozaffarian has been an associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health, where he is co-founder and co-director of the Program in Cardiovascular Epidemiology. He is also an associate professor in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
“This is nutrition’s time,” he said, “and the Friedman School, in combination with all of Tufts’ nutrition efforts—such as those at the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA), the medical school, the dental school and Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine—makes Tufts a powerful place to study not only nutrition but policy.”