Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Preventive Medicine


The mission of the Nutrition Division is to investigate, translate and disseminate the benefits of a healthy eating pattern on prevention of disease across the life-span. This involves clinical interventions and large observational studies that aim to identify key nutritional factors contributing to health and underlying mechanisms that inform relevant dietary interventions. Through undergraduate, graduate and continuing medical nutrition education we strive to train and prepare competent health care providers to implement science based nutrition principles throughout their own practices and research careers. 

Nutrition is key to optimizing health starting in-utero and continuing throughout life. Our goal is to identify the nutrients, foods, eating patterns and lifestyle behaviors that foster and preserve ideal health and provide the education and training needed by those who endeavor to disseminate these benefits to others.