"Johanna Dwyer attended Cornell University, received her MS from the University of Wisconsin and her M.Sc. and D.Sc. from the Harvard School of Public Health. After several years on the faculty at the Harvard School of Public Health she moved to Tufts University and New England Medical Center (now Tufts Medical Center), where she serves as Director of the Frances Stern Nutrition Center and a faculty member in the Medical School. She is currently a Professor of Medicine and Community Health at Tufts University School of Medicine and also at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, as well as a Senior Scientist at the Jean Mayer Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging. She has served as an Assistant Administrator for Human Nutrition at the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (2001-2) and as a Senior Nutrition Scientist at the Office of Dietary Supplements, National Institutes of Health (2003-present) while on the Tufts faculty through the interagency personnel acquisition program. Dr. Dwyer was a member of the year 2000 Dietary Guidelines Committee and was a member of the Food and Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences. She served as a member of the Council of the Institute of Medicine. Dr. Dwyer has written over 475 research and review articles in scientific journals and books. She has been the Editor of Nutrition Today, a comprehensive review journal, since 1995. The goal of Nutrition Today is to provide authoritative coverage of developments in nutrition science, nutrition policy and the cultural aspects of food and nutrition to nutrition practitioners in all sectors. Dr. Dwyer’s honors include membership in the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences (elected 1998), WO Atwater Award (1995), Harvard School of Public Health Distinguished Alumnae Award (2004), CA Elvejhem Award of the American Society of Nutrition (2005), and Fellow, American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (2012). She is past president of both the American Society of Nutrition (formerly the American Institute of Nutrition), the Society for Nutrition Education, and a Fellow of both organizations. She also served in Congress as a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow.

Dr. Dwyer’s career has been devoted to expanding the scientific basis for clinical and public health interventions related to diet, especially in obesity, cardiovascular disease, and kidney disease, and to ensuring that public policy fosters such efforts. She agrees with her mentor, Jean Mayer, late President of Tufts University, that nutrition is not a discipline, but an agenda of problems that must be solved". - UA Department of Nutritional Sciences & College of Agriculture and Life Sciences