Donald Diego Rose, Affiliated Faculty

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Diego Rose is a Professor and head of the Nutrition Section in the Department of Community Health Sciences at the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and a co-investigator at the Tulane Prevention Research Center (PRC). Dr. Rose holds degrees from the University of California at Berkeley in nutritional sciences (BS), public health nutrition (MPH), and agricultural economics (PhD). He began his career as a project director/nutritionist for the WIC Nutrition Program in a farm worker clinic in rural California. Dr. Rose worked for USDA’s Economic Research Service as a research team leader on the determinants and consequences of household food insecurity in America, the nutrition and health impacts of food assistance programs, and the evaluation of low-income nutrition education projects. He also worked internationally on food consumption and food security projects in Mozambique and South Africa. Dr. Rose’s research at Tulane focuses on the social and economic side of nutrition problems, including disparities in access to food, the links between food access and consumption, domestic and international food security, and the importance of the time dimension for U.S. nutrition policy. He has had research projects funded by USDA and NCI on neighborhood access to healthy foods and its influence on consumption in New Orleans and southeast Louisiana. Dr. Rose served on the National Research Council panel to review USDA’s food security measurement and on the Institute of Medicine’s committee on childhood obesity prevention actions for local governments.

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Nutrition and Food Availability


Eating as an automatic behavior


Physical Activity


Objectively Assessed Associations between Physical Activity and Body Composition in Middle-School Girls: The Trial of Activity for Adolescent Girls

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Policy Briefs


School Vending




Rebuilding a Healthier New Orleans

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