February 19, 2019 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Eastern
About the Hot Topics Call
About the Presenters
Diego Rose, PhD, Tulane University
Donald "Diego" Rose is Professor and Director of Nutrition at Tulane University's School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine. He has training in nutritional sciences (BS), public health (MPH) and agricultural economics (PhD). He started his career as a local agency WIC nutritionist in rural California, and has led research on food security and the impacts of nutrition assistance programs at USDA's Economic Research Service. At Tulane, his research explores the social and economic side of nutrition problems, with a focus on food security, the food environment, and the environmental impacts of dietary choices. He also teaches graduate courses in nutrition assessment and food and nutrition policy.
Martin Heller, PhD, University of Michigan
Martin Heller is a senior research specialist with the Center for Sustainable Systems (CSS) at the University of Michigan. His most recent research interests involve evaluating the environmental impact of dietary choices and food waste, and combining nutritional information with environmental assessments of food and diet. He has conducted life cycle assessment studies of short rotation woody biomass energy crops, a plant-based meat alternative burger, a large-scale vertically integrated US organic dairy, and as part of an international team, a comprehensive, spatially-explicit study of US dairy production. He received a BS in chemical engineering from Michigan State and a PhD, also in chemical engineering, at the University of Colorado at Boulder.