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UW SPH News: SPH Faculty Member Named President of American Society for Nutrition

SPH Faculty Member Named President of American Society for Nutrition

06/09/2016
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Marian Neuhouser, a nutritional epidemiologist, who studies the role of dietary factors in cancer prevention, took office as president of the American Society for Nutrition (ASN) on June 1.

Neuhouser is a core faculty member in the Graduate Program in Nutritional Sciences and an affiliate professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Washington School of Public Health. She is also a full member of the Cancer Prevention Program in the Public Health Sciences Division at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

Her one-year term as president of ASN succeeds her yearlong term as vice president of the organization.

“Our diverse membership engages in rigorous nutrition research across the scientific spectrum from cells to population sciences,” Neuhouser said of the ASN. “This scientific diversity is our strength as we seek to address critical questions about nutrition and human health.”

Neuhouser received her PhD in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Washington in 1996. Since then, she has authored more than 275 peer-reviewed publications and a dozen book chapters related to dietary assessment methods, energy balance, diet and health, and cancer prevention.

Her research also focuses on ways to improve methods of diet and physical activity assessment, as well as the extent to which biological markers of food intake can improve upon measures of self-report.

Neuhouser was a member of the federal government’s 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee. In addition, she is a member of the American Association for Cancer Research, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the American Society for Preventive Oncology.