Miriam E. Nelson is President and CEO of Newman’s Own Foundation. An international leader, scientist, and social entrepreneur renowned for her extensive research, policy work, and civic action in public health, children’s wellness, sustainability, and food systems, Dr. Nelson leads the Foundation’s efforts to make and sustain impactful change in the world through its philanthropy.
Prior to assuming the presidency of Newman’s Own Foundation, Dr. Nelson held leadership roles at academic institutions, including serving as president of Hampshire College, director of the Sustainability Institute at the University of New Hampshire, and associate dean at Tufts University’s Tisch College of Civic Life. Known for her leadership in higher education, Dr. Nelson is also a highly regarded scientist and researcher who founded—and for fifteen years directed—the John Hancock Research Center on Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Obesity Prevention at Tufts University’s Friedman School of Nutrition.
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