Cultural Competence in Nutrition


“I think it's really important to look at when working in diverse communities of different cultural backgrounds to really look at the participants' needs and what they really need to really adapt their diets.”

Dr. Alison Brown talks to us about her research in cultural nutrition and racial and ethnic health disparities. 

Alison Brown, MS, PhD, RDN is a public health nutrition researcher committed to addressing diet-related health disparities through research, community engagement and empowerment, and systems change.  Dr. Brown serves as a Program Director at the National Heart Lung Blood Institute where her work centers on the social determinants of health and nutrition health disparities.  She is the Past Chair of the National Organization of Blacks in Dietetic and Nutrition, a former AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Diversity Leader, and American Society of Nutrition Science Policy Fellow.

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