Fellowships Awarded: 2020, 2019, 2018
Dania Orta-Aleman, MPH, is a fourth-year PhD candidate in the Human Nutrition program in the Department of International Health. Her dissertation will focus on identifying modifiable aspects of the home and food environment for the design of more effective healthy eating promotion and obesity prevention interventions. Currently, she collaborates with CLF in analyzing purchasing data and consumption trends of high protein food in the US.
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.