Last updated on: 1/21/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Marion Nestle, PhD, MPH Biography

Title:
Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition at New York University
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Is Drinking Milk Healthy for Humans?"
Reasoning:

“With regard to human health, dairy foods bring up any number of concerns. Cow’s milk is indeed high in calcium, but whether a diet high in dairy calcium protects you against osteoporosis or any other disease is a matter of considerable debate. Milk is also high in fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol, substances that are best avoided in large amounts.”

What to Eat, 2006

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Paulette Goddard Professor, Department of Nutrition, Steinhardt School, New York University, 2004-present
  • Professor (Honorary), Department of Sociology, New York University, 2006-present
  • Visiting Professor (Honorary), Division of Nutritional Sciences, College of Agriculture, Cornell University, 2006-present
  • Visiting Professor, Schools of Public Policy, Public Health, and Journalism, University of California, Berkeley, 2006
  • Recipient, California Public Health Association–North, Bridging the Gap Award for Excellence in Science and Public Policy Writing, 2006
  • Recipient, San Francisco Bay Guardian Best of the Bay Award: Food Politics Lecture Series, 2006
  • Recipient, Amazon.com editors’ Top Ten Books of 2006, 2006
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2005
  • Recipient, National Committee for Quality Assurance 2005 Health Quality Award, 2005
  • Fellow, American Society for Nutritional Sciences, 2005
  • Professor and Director of Public Health Initiatives, Department of Nutrition, Steinhardt School, New York University, 2003-2004
  • Professor and Chair, Department of Nutrition, Steinhardt School, New York University, 1988-2003
  • Staff Director for Nutrition Policy and Senior Nutrition Policy Advisor, Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Washington, DC, 1986-1988
  • Managing Editor, Surgeon General’s Report on Nutrition and Health, 1988
Education:
  • MPH, University of California Berkeley, Public Health Nutrition, 1986
  • PhD, University of California Berkeley, Molecular Biology, 1968
  • BA, University of California Berkeley, Bacteriology, 1959
Other:
  • None found