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Nutrition Policy Research at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health:

The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health offers multiple options to pursue nutrition policy research in order to assess and improve population health:

The Department of Nutrition

The Department of Nutrition has a Ph.D. option in Population Health Sciences, focusing on either Public Health Nutrition or Nutritional Epidemiology, as well as the option to add a concentration in Obesity Epidemiology and Prevention. In addition, the Department of Nutrition has the Master of Public Health (MPH) in Nutrition as a new degree option.
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The Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences

The Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences has a Ph.D. program in Population Health Sciences (Social and Behavioral Sciences) as well as M.S. program. Concentrations of interest include: Obesity Epidemiology and Prevention, Nutrition and Global Health, Maternal and Child Health, and more.
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The Department of Health Policy and Management

The Department of Health Policy and Management has MS, MPH, and DrPH degree programs, with the option to focus on research relating to nutrition policy.
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For the full range of degree programs, please visit the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Official Site.


Learn more about Nutrition Policy and Advocacy:

To learn more about the current field of nutrition policy, check out the following sites. If interested in learning more about additional organizations, please contact us.


Learn more about Federal Nutrition Assistance Programs:

See the USDA Food and Nutrition Service website for the full range of available federal nutrition assistance programs.

SNAP National School Lunch Program School Breakfast Program Summer Food Service Program Special Milk Program Women, Infants, and Children