NOPREN Coordinating Center

The NOPREN Coordinating Center, led by Dr. Hilary Seligman, has been based at the University of California San Francisco’s Center for Vulnerable Populations (CVP) since 2014. As NOPREN’s administrative home, the Coordinating Center acts as a liaison between CDC and the network.

The NOPREN Coordinating Center supports the network in advancing nutrition policy research by: 

  • Providing strategic direction across the network and its work groups
  • Fostering networking and collaboration
  • Investing in capacity-building for the next generation of nutrition policy researchers 
  • Facilitating expert-led information-sharing 
  • Supporting the work groups in conducting policy-relevant research and translation 

UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations

NOPREN is hosted within UCSF's Center for Vulnerable Populations (CVP). The CVP carries out innovative research to prevent and treat chronic disease in populations for whom social conditions often conspire to both promote various chronic diseases and make their management more challenging. Founded in 2006, the CVP is based within the UCSF Department of MedicineDivision of General Internal Medicine and is located on the campus of Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. Dr. Hilary Seligman is the Director of the CVP’s Food Policy, Health, and Hunger research program, which, through a combination of research and advocacy, seeks to create communities where healthy food is appealing, affordable, and easily accessible.