Juliana Cohen

School Wellness
What I do: 
Juliana Cohen is a Professor of Nutrition and Director of the Center for Health Inclusion, Research, and Practice at Public Health at Merrimack College and an Adjunct Professor of Nutrition at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. Dr. Cohen is an internationally recognized expert on school nutrition policies and interventions. Her research centers on the identification, evaluation, and dissemination of effective school nutrition policies and initiatives to address diet-related disparities and reduce the risk of obesity among children. Her school-based research is currently cited on the United States Department of Agriculture’s websites and has been used by the U.S. Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) to develop recommendations for school meal policies. Dr. Cohen has a doctorate in Nutrition from the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, where she also received a Master’s in Society, Human Development, and Health.