Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity
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Faculty and Administration

To change the world’s diet requires a network of great minds and innovative leaders. The Rudd Center marshals the talent of a diverse group of global experts on obesity to improve the food environment and fight weight stigma. Our faculty and staff are anchored by shared values of objectivity, commitment to science, openness, trusting relationships among constituencies, innovation, and optimism that real change is possible

Core Faculty and Staff

Marlene B. Schwartz, PhD
(203) 432-0662;

Rebecca M. Puhl, PhD
Deputy Director
(203) 432-7354;

Roberta R. Friedman, ScM
Director of Public Policy
(203) 432-4717;

Jennifer Harris, PhD, MBA
Director of Marketing Initiatives
(203) 432-4613;

Tatiana Andreyeva, PhD
Director of Economic Initiatives
(203) 432-8432;

Tricia Wynne, BA
Director of Operations
(203) 432-6700;

Meg Orciari, BA
Communications Manager
(203) 432-8520;

Patrick Mustain, MPH, MA
Communications Manager
(203) 432-6690;

Frances Fleming Milici, PhD
Research Associate
(203) 436-9116;

Renee Gross, JD
Coordinator of Legal Initiatives
(203) 432-8434;

Carol A. Hazen, MS
Director of Advocacy Resources, Food Marketing Initiative
(203) 432-4676;

Maia Hyary, MPA
Research Associate
(203) 436-2528;

Sai Liu, MPH
(203) 436-4699;

Megan LoDolce, MA
Research Associate
(203) 436-8885;

Joerg Luedicke, MS
Statistical Consultant

Meghan O'Connell, MPH
Research Associate
(203) 436-8895;

Margaret Read, MA
Research Associate
(203) 432-4957;

Young Suh, MS
Research Associate 
(203) 432-5529;