Fall 2012 Honors Colloquium
Roberta Friedman (October 23)
Creating Optimal Defaults to Prevent Obesity
Roberta Friedman, ScM, is Director of Public Policy at the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity at Yale University. She writes and disseminates resources to educate federal, state, and local policy makers and organizations on the science supporting those food and nutrition policies that have the potential to create real change. Prior to her work at Rudd, Ms. Friedman was the Program Director at the Massachusetts Public Health Association, where she coordinated efforts to pass legislation to improve school nutrition, and worked with several New England- and state-wide coalitions to develop obesity-prevention strategies. Ms. Friedman received her ScM in Health and Social Behavior at the Harvard School of Public Health.