Megan Lott, MPH, RDN
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 to prevent childhood obesity. 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, including managing the first ever Health Impact Assessment to be conducted on a federal rule making process. 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, including advocating for passage of the 2010 Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act.
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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Monday, October 18
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