Last updated on: 2/1/2012 | Author: ProCon.org

E. Melanie DuPuis, PhD Biography

Title:
Professor of Sociology at the University of California at Santa Cruz
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Is Drinking Milk Healthy for Humans?"
Reasoning:

“How we drink milk, and why, has as much to do with the social relationships we share, and the way we think about these relationships, as it does with providing the body with nutirents. Ultimately, the question of whether or not milk is a ‘healthful’ food has to be answered in a way that acknowledges the social context in which milk is consumed. ‘Healthy food’ is an ideal that varies in relation to particular places and times.”

2002, Nature’s Perfect Food: How Milk Became America’s Drink

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with PhDs, MDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to milk. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to milk.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Professor, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, PACE University
  • Professor of Sociology, University of California at Santa Cruz
  • Former Policy Analyst, State of New York
Education:
  • PhD, Development Sociology, Cornell University, 1991
  • MS, Development Sociology, Cornell University, date unknown
  • BA, Anthropology, Harvard University, 1979
Other:
  • None found