Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Project Coordinator
Emily Piltch, PhD, MPH, is the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Project Coordinator for a pilot project testing the applicability and usability of food security resources at the community level.
Emily has over a decade of experience working at the federal, university and local levels on childhood obesity prevention and food security projects in urban, rural, and tribal settings. The majority of her work has focused on collaborating with community groups on built environment and local policy change strategies for increasing access to healthy food and places to be physically active. Emily completed a three-year public health fellowship program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and was also a United States Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture Predoctoral Fellow.
Emily holds a PhD from the Tufts University, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, and an MPH from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.