Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian

Dissertation title:

Impacts of Produce Prescriptions and Medically Tailored Meals on Health Outcomes and Healthcare Utilization

Research/teaching interests:

Food is medicine, chronic disease nutrition, health disparities in the US, health insurance coverage and payment reform in the US

Kurt Hager received his masters in Food Policy and Nutritional Epidemiology from Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy in 2019. He is currently studying the effectiveness of nutritional interventions and policies on chronic disease in the US. He previously worked on research with Children’s HealthWatch, a national network of pediatricians and researchers, focusing on social determinants of health for young children in urban pediatric clinics.

Kurt formerly served as the Project Manager at the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation at Harvard Law School for the Massachusetts Food is Medicine State Plan, a multi-year initiative engaging physicians, insurers, legislators and community-based organizations to expand payment systems for nutrition services integrated into health care. Prior to living in Boston, Kurt worked for five years at a Feeding America food bank, Second Harvest Heartland, in Minneapolis, MN on efforts to integrate nutrition services for low-income patients into Hennepin County Medical Center.

Aspen Institute Food is Medicine Research Plan