Dianne Neumark-Sztainer, PhD, MPH, RD

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Professor, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health
"My work is focused on helping young people feel good about themselves and their bodies so that they will want to take care of themselves through healthful eating, physical activity, and positive self-talk. I believe that we need to focus on the prevention of a wide spectrum of eating and weight-related problems, such as eating disorders, disordered eating, poor dietary patterns, body dissatisfaction, and obesity."

Dianne Neumark-Sztainer, PhD, MPH, RD, is professor in the School of Public Health's Division of Epidemiology and Community Health.  Dr. Neumark-Sztainer’s research focuses on adolescent health, nutrition, obesity and eating disorder prevention. She is the lead investigator of Project EAT, a study aimed at identify the socio-environmental, personal, and behavioral determinants of nutritional intake and weight status among a large and ethnically diverse adolescent population. Neumark-Sztainer is the author of I'm, Like, SO Fat! Helping Your Teen Make Healthy Choices about Eating and Exercise in a Weight-Obsessed World (Guilford Press 2005).