Fellowships Awarded: 2019, 2018
Dania Orta-Aleman, MPH, is a second-year PhD student in the Human Nutrition program in the Department of International Health. Her research interests include the design and evaluation of policy and environmental interventions for healthy eating promotion and obesity prevention, as well as investigating the association between food insecurity and chronic disease. She received her MPH in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from the University of California, Berkeley, which she attended as a Fulbright Scholar. Prior to joining the PhD program, she worked at the Nutrition Policy Institute in California. She has also done research about food insecurity in older adults and the design of community-based interventions for diabetes management in Mexico. Her adviser is Joel Gittelsohn, PhD.