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Eric Rimm, ScD is professor of epidemiology and nutrition and director of the Program in Cardiovascular Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. For over two decades he has conducted extensive research on the health effects of diet and lifestyle in relation to obesity and cardiovascular disease. He also studies the impact of nutrition policy as it relates to the diets of school children and the 15% of the U.S. population on food stamps. He has previously served on the Institute of Medicine’s Food Policy committee and the scientific advisory committee for the 2010 U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans. He has published more than 600 peer reviewed publications during his 23 years on the faculty at Harvard. Eric is also an associate editor for the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. He has received several awards for his work including the 2012 American Society for Nutrition General Mills Institute of Health and Nutrition Innovation Award. (Boston, MA)