Dariush Mozaffarian, a cardiologist and epidemiologist whose research has illuminated the connections between lifestyle and heart disease and informed nutrition policy internationally, has been appointed dean of the Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts, the only graduate school of nutrition in the United States. He assumed the post on July 1, 2014.
Mozaffarian was an associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), 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.
Mozaffarian is the fourth dean of the Friedman School, which was founded in 1981. He succeeded interim dean Robin Kanarek, the John Wade Professor of Psychology in the School of Arts and Sciences and an adjunct professor at the Friedman School. Kanarek, a Tufts faculty member since 1977, also served as the dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences from 2002 to 2007.
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