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Dariush Mozaffarian

Director, Food is Medicine Institute Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University

Dariush Mozaffarian is a cardiologist, public health scientist, and Director of the Food is Medicine Institute at Tufts University. He is Dean Emeritus and Jean Mayer Professor at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Professor of Medicine at Tufts School of Medicine, and attending physician in cardiology at Tufts Medical Center.  He is a globally recognized leader in the science of nutrition, cardiometabolic diseases, policy, and Food is Medicine, aiming to create the evidence and translation for a food system that is nutritious, equitable, and sustainable.  Dr. Mozaffarian has authored nearly 600 scientific publications and is one of the top cited researchers in medicine.  He has served in numerous advisory roles, including currently serving on the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition, and his work has been featured in an array of media outlets.  Thomson Reuters has named him as one of the World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds.

Dr. Mozaffarian received his B.S. in biological sciences from Stanford University, M.D. from Columbia University, and Doctorate in Public Health from Harvard University; and clinical training in internal medicine at Stanford University and in cardiology at the University of Washington.  He is married, has three children, and actively trains as a Fourth Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo.