Nutrition

The Division of Nutrition within Department of Preventive Medicine (DPM), plays a major role in providing medical nutrition education and research activities. We foster excellence in medical nutrition research and education aimed at reducing risk for chronic diseases including obesity, cardiovascular disease, cancer and diabetes.

The division is responsible for teaching within the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine curriculum, conducting nutrition research in clinical trials and epidemiological studies and supporting other investigators and collaborators who wish to include a nutrition focus. The Division of Nutrition has contributed to many local, national, and international studies, nutrition guidelines and policy development and other projects that have had a lasting impact on public health and primary care services.