Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian

Dissertation title:

The global dietary burden of cardiometabolic disease and potential financial market-driven solutions

Research/teaching interests:

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing, innovative financing for nutrition, nutrition profiling systems, sustainable nutrition policy, and comparative risk assessment modeling

Meghan O’Hearn is completing her doctoral research at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy under the mentorship of Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian. She is a nutrition epidemiologist and expert in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing for consumer nutrition focused on creating a healthier, more sustainable and more equitable food system through evidence-based food policy in the US and globally. Her research interests include quantifying the diet-attributable disease burden globally through comparative risk assessment modeling and leveraging evidence-based nutrition metrics to engage with food industry investors to drive a healthier food system. Meghan has also been involved in the development of Food Compass, a novel nutrient profiling system, since its inception and currently leads analyses to validate Food Compass against major health outcomes and disseminate it for widespread policy, industry, and public health use.

Prior to joining the Friedman School, Meghan worked on designing nutrition programs with the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) as well as in monitoring and evaluation for Digital Green, an NGO focused on technology-enabled, agriculture-nutrition behavior change communication interventions in India. She completed her MSc in Nutrition for Global Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and holds a BS in Biology for Global Health from Georgetown University.

Friedman School ESG + Nutrition Project

Tufts Food Compass

Twitter: @meghan_ohearn