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06.02.2016

Public Health faculty member leads American Nutrition Society

Marian Neuhouser took office this week as president of the American Society for Nutrition. Neuhouser is a faculty member in nutritional sciences and epidemiology at the University of Washington School of Public Health.

Neuhouser received her Ph.D. in nutritional sciences from the UW in 1996. Her research focus for the past 20 years has been the role of nutrition and energy balance in the prevention and survivorship of breast and prostate cancers and other diet-related chronic diseases. She is an investigator of multiple National Institutes of Health-funded grants and contracts, ranging from controlled feeding trials to large population-based cohorts, including some based on special populations such minorities, the elderly and those experiencing health disparities.

Neuhouser has authored over 275 peer-reviewed publications and a dozen book chapters related to dietary assessment methods, energy balance, diet and health and cancer prevention.

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