Megan Lott, MPH, RDN

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Megan Lott

Deputy Director, Healthy Eating Research

Duke Global Health Institute, Duke University

Megan Lott serves as Deputy Director for Healthy Eating Research, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which supports research on environmental and policy strategies to promote healthy eating among children. In this role, Megan oversees the programs operating structure and nationwide network of grantees. Megan is a member of the program leadership team that develops and implements the programs strategic plan and is also engaged in policy and research collaborations with key partners, including federal government agencies and NGOs, to identify research priorities and advance RWJF and HER program goals. She is based at the Duke Global Health Institute at Duke University.

Prior to coming to Duke, Megan was at The Pew Charitable Trusts in Washington, D.C. While there, she served as a Senior Associate on the Kids’ Safe and Healthful Foods Project, where she supported research, policy, and advocacy efforts aimed at improving the school nutrition environment. Other prior experience includes serving as the Associate Policy Director for the Community Food Security Coalition and the National Farm to School Network, where Megan managed federal and state policy initiatives.

Megan is a Registered Dietitian with a B.S. in nutrition Sciences and dietetics from the University of Cincinnati and a Master’s in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


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