Sheila Fleischhacker, PhD, JD, RDN

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Sheila Fleischhacker

Adjunct Professor of Law

Georgetown University Law Center

Sheila Fleischhacker, PhD, JD, RDN is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University where she teaches a first-of-its-kind nutrition law and policy course (7 courses completed) and a unique course on the first 1,000 days of life (2 courses completed). Prior to returning to federal service, as founder and president of Fly Health, LLC, she provided public health law research consulting services; one example of her work is a report on the rationale and options to strengthen national nutrition research, which has secured support of 70+ organizations. She also co-founded and co-chaired a Healthy Eating Research (HER) and CDC-supported Nutrition and Obesity Policy Research and Evaluation Network (NOPREN) ad hoc COVID-19 working group that has grown to 800+ members, collaborates with more than 40 organizations, and has published more than 40 peer-reviewed articles. Dr. Fleischhacker received her bachelors degree in 2000 and J.D. in 2007, with a Certificate in Health Law from Loyola University Chicago and Ph.D. in Integrative Biosciences/Nutritional Sciences from The Pennsylvania State University in 2004. Her post-doctoral training focused on urban and regional planning and public health nutrition at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She completed her Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) internship through a distance program at Iowa State University in 2018. She was admitted into the Illinois Bar in November 2007.


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