Marion Nestle, Ph.D, M.P.H., is the Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University, in the department that she chaired from 1988 through 2003. Her degrees include a Ph.D in molecular biology and an M.P.H. in public health nutrition, both from the University of California, Berkeley. She is also professor of Sociology at NYU and visiting professor of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University.
Her name is pronounced like the English verb to nestle, not like the name of the Swiss food giant, to whom she is unrelated. In 2011, Nestle was called the world's second most powerful foodie, after Michelle Obama.
Nestle received her BA from UC Berkeley, Phi Beta Kappa, after attending school there from 1954-1959. She did postdoctoral work in biochemistry and developmental biology at Brandeis University and joined the faculty in biology. From 1976 to 1986, she was associate dean for Human Biology and taught nutrition at the UCSF School of Medicine. From 1986 to 1988, she was senior nutrition policy advisor in the Department of Health and Human Services and editor of the Surgeon General’s Report on Nutrition and Health...
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