Dr. Nancy Cohen, professor and head of the department of nutrition in the University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences, has been named as a fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This designation recognizes Academy members who have distinguished themselves among their colleagues, as well as in their communities, by their service to the dietetics profession and by optimizing the nation’s health through food and nutrition. According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, being a fellow signifies not only “tenure” in the dietetics profession, but also living the Academy’s values of customer focus, integrity, innovation, and social responsibility. With 75,000 members, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals.
“I am so pleased to join the ranks of this group of distinguished dietetics professionals,” says Dr. Cohen. “This is a new designation with only a few hundred fellows, and I am honored to be among those who are recognized.”
Dr. Cohen has worked as a faculty member at UMass Amherst since 1985, serving as head of the department since 1998 and acting as interim dean for the School of Public Health and Health Sciences from 2007-2008. Her areas of expertise include community nutrition, nutrition and food safety education, and distance learning using technology.