Prof Johanna DWYER
Professor, Medicine and Community Health, Tufts University School of Medicine Professor, Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University
Johanna Dwyer D.Sc., R.D., is Professor of Medicine (Nutrition) and Community Health at the Tufts University Medical School, and Adjunct Professor of Nutrition at Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. She is also Senior Scientist at the Jean Mayer/USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, and Senior Nutrition Scientist (contractor), Office of Dietary Supplements, Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health.
She is the author or coauthor of more than 300 research articles and 300 review articles published in scientific journals on topics including dietary treatment of end-stage renal disease, the role of dietary flavonoids in health; dietary supplements; preventing diet-related disease in children and adolescents; maximizing quality of life and health in the elderly; vegetarian and other lifestyles, and nutrition policy. She also serves as the editor of Nutrition Today, and is the co-editor of the Handbook of Nutrition and Food.
Dr. Dwyer has served on many committees, including the 2000 Dietary Guidelines for Americans Scientific Advisory Committee. She served for 10 years as a member of the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Academy of Sciences, was elected member of the Institute of Medicine National Academy of Sciences in 1998, and served as Councilor of the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences, from 2001-2004. She is a past president of both the Society for Nutrition Education and the American Institute of Nutrition (now the American Society of Nutrition) and served as a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow in the US Congress. She served as a Public Trustee of the International Life Sciences Institute, North America, from 2000-2015.
Dwyer has always been active in educating the public on nutritional topics. For three years in the late 1970’s she coauthored a newspaper column entitled Food for Thought that appeared in 200 newspapers nationwide. Since 1995 she has served as editor in chief of Nutrition Today, a peer-reviewed journal for professionals and laymen with reviews on a variety of nutrition topics.
Dwyer received her D.Sc. and M.Sc. from the Harvard School of Public Health, an MS from the University of Wisconsin and a B.Sc. degree with distinction from Cornell University.
In 2015 she received the American Society for Nutrition’s award for excellence in teaching. In 2014 she was awarded the first “Trailblazer” Award from the Institute of Food Technologists and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for her work in fostering interaction and collaboration between food scientists and nutrition scientists to improve the public health. She received an award from the China Dietetic Association in Taiwan in 2014 for 25 years of educational work in dietetics and nutrition education. Other honours include the Conrad V. Elvejhem Award for public service in 2005 from the American Society for Nutrition, the Alumni Award of Merit from the Harvard School of Public Health in 2004, the WO Atwater award in 1996, and the Medallion Award of the American Dietetic Association in 2003.