Jeannette M. Beasley, PhD, RD, MPH is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Nutrition and Food Studies and Medicine at New York University. She trained in biology at the College of William and Mary (BS), nutrition at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (MPH, RD) and epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (PhD).
Her research focuses on understanding the role of nutrition in chronic disease prevention, particularly in furthering the understanding of the role of nutrition in the prevention of cardiovascular disease in diverse populations and refining recommendations regarding the protein needs of older adults. This work has resulted in over 75 peer-reviewed publications and eight books or book chapters. She has received funding from National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control, and private foundations. She serves as an Associate Editor for BMC Public Health and as a peer reviewer for over twenty other academic journals.
She previously held academic appointments at Group Health Research Institute, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She also served as a Senior Fellow at Durham University in the United Kingdom and on the faculty for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Certificate in Weight Management training program.