Dr. Renata Micha is Research Associate Professor in the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. Dr. Micha is also co-chair of the Global Nutrition Report (GNR) Independent Expert Group. She is a registered dietician, public health nutritionist and epidemiologist whose research focuses on the effects of diet on health and on population strategies to improve diet. Dr. Micha has received several awards and honours, and has authored more than 100 publications on diet and health in high impact scientific journals. Dr. Micha is senior investigator in current iterations of the Global Dietary Database (GDD) aiming to characterize diet habits and corresponding impacts on health on a global scale. She has played pivotal roles in establishing the Fatty Acids & Outcomes Research Consortium (FORCE) aiming to elucidate the relationships between fatty acids from diet and metabolic processes on chronic diseases. Dr. Micha has been instrumental in establishing and coordinating the work of the Food Policy Review and Intervention Cost-Effectiveness (Food-PRICE) initiative. Food-PRICE brings together food-policy work and investigators in order to quantify the health and economic impacts of food policies on diet and health.
Dr. Micha received a degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from Harokopio University of Athens, Greece, a PhD in Public Health Nutrition from King’s College London, UK, and completed her postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard in Nutritional and Cardiovascular Epidemiology. Prior to being appointed faculty at the Friedman School, Dr. Micha was Research Associate in the Department of Epidemiology at Harvard School of Public Health and Director of the Hellenic National Nutrition and Health Survey (HNNHS).