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Affiliation: 
University of Washington
Title: 
Professor
Department: 
Epidemiology
Expertise: 
Sustainable food and nutrition security

Biography

Prof. Adam Drewnowski is Director of the Center for Public Health Nutrition at the University of Washington in Seattle. He received his MA degree in biochemistry from Balliol College, Oxford, and PhD in psychology from The Rockefeller University in New York. Dr. Drewnowski’s studies address the impact of food prices and diet costs on diet quality and health. He created the Nutrient Rich Foods index and other metrics to identify sustainable food patterns that are healthful, affordable, acceptable, and environmentally sound. He is the author of over 250 publications and has advised governments, foundations, and industry on issues related to food, nutrition and social disparities. Dr. Drewnowski is a trustee of the International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) and chair of the board of trustees of the ILSI Research Foundation.