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Professor Daniel Hoffman

Daniel Hoffman graduated from St. John’s University in Collegeville, MN and received his PhD in Nutritional Biochemistry and Physiology from the Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science. He then completed post-doctoral training at Columbia University and is now a Professor of Nutritional Sciences and Director of the Rutgers Program in International Nutrition and the Center for Childhood Nutrition Research at the New Jersey Institute for Food, Nutrition, and Health.

Dr. Hoffman's area of expertise is energy metabolism, body composition, and international nutrition. The focus of Dr. Hoffman's research program is to better understand the relationship between poor growth in childhood and the development of chronic diseases in adulthood. To accomplish this, Dr. Hoffman directs or collaborates on research projects in several countries including Brazil, Mexico, Vietnam, and South Korea to better understand how poor growth early in life influences metabolism and body composition later in life as potential risk factors for chronic diseases. In addition, Dr. Hoffman is a Co-Principal Investigator of a project in Kenya and Zambia to evaluate the impact of African-Indigenous Vegetables on dietary diversity and health in rural households. Most recently, Dr. Hoffman has received funding as a Co-Investigator to study the impact of climate change on human energetics in Cuba and Indonesia.

An author of numerous papers and chapters on energy metabolism, body composition, and pediatric nutrition, Dr. Hoffman is also the Associate Editor of the Food and Nutrition Bulletin, a section editor of Annals in Human Biology, and an editorial board member of the Journal of Nutrition. Aside from academic work, Dr. Hoffman is an expert consultant to the International Atomic Energy Agency of the United Nations and UNICEF South Sudan. Dr. Hoffman has been a member of several national and international advisory groups and held leadership positions in American Society for Nutrition.

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