Daniel Raiten PhD

Dr. Raiten has a BA in history and political science, BS/MS in animal science/agriculture and a PhD in Human Nutrition from Penn State University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Yale Child Study Center. Dr. Raiten has spent the majority of his career at the interface between research and translation to support evidence informed practice, programs and policies in food safety and nutrition. He has served as the Program Director for Nutrition at NICHD/NIH since 2009 where he is responsible for the portfolio of grants and related activities to support and advance the MCH nutrition agenda in the US and globally. He is a recipient of the DHHS Secretary’s Award, 5 NIH Director’s Awards, and was elected as a Fellow of the American Society for Nutrition in 2020.


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Daniel Raiten PhD

Director of Nutrition

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health

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