Dariush Mozaffarian is the Dean of the Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy, the only graduate school of nutrition in North America. The Friedman School’s breadth is unparalleled, including cutting-edge research and education from cell to society, from individuals to food systems, and from genetics to policy. Areas of strength include bench science, human metabolic research, childhood and adult obesity treatment and prevention, global nutrition, food security, humanitarian crises, community interventions, food economics and policy, media and communications, and food systems, agriculture, and sustainability. This unique breadth and scope make the Friedman School a leading institution for evidence-based nutrition education, research, and public impact.
Dr. Mozaffarian is a board-certified cardiologist and epidemiologist whose research focuses on the effects of diet and lifestyle on cardiometabolic health, including global impacts of suboptimal diet and effectiveness of policies to improve diets around the world. He has authored more than 250 scientific publications on lifestyle and cardiovascular health, including on omega-3 and trans fats, healthy foods and food patterns, global burdens of disease, long-term weight gain, and effective dietary policies. He has served in numerous advisory roles, including for the American Heart Association, US and Canadian governments, World Health Organization, and United Nations. He chairpersons the Global Burden of Diseases Nutrition and Chronic Diseases Expert Group (NutriCoDE).
Dr. Mozaffarian received a BS in biological sciences from Stanford (Phi Beta Kappa), an MD from Columbia (Alpha Omega Alpha), an MPH from University of Washington, and a Doctorate in Epidemiology from Harvard. Prior to being appointed Dean of the Friedman School, Dr. Mozaffarian was on the faculty at Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health for a decade. He is board-certified in Cardiovascular Medicine and, until serving as Dean, was clinically active on the cardiology service at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.