Rebecca “Becky” Mozaffarian is an Intervention Data Analyst at the Prevention Research Center on Nutrition and Physical Activity at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (HPRC). The mission of the HPRC is to work with communities, community agencies, state and local government, and other partners to develop, implement, and evaluate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of methodologies and interventions to improve nutrition and physical activity and reduce obesity and chronic disease risk among children, youth, and their families and to translate and disseminate this work at community, state and national levels to reduce and eliminate disparities in these outcomes.
Becky’s research efforts on the CHOICES project include assisting state and city health agency partners conceptualize, cost, and input interventions for cost-effectiveness analyses.
In addition to CHOICES, Becky’s research interests include evaluating nutrition and physical activity policies and environmental-change interventions in schools, afterschool programs, and community settings. She has worked on a variety of projects since joining the Harvard Prevention Research Center in 2006. Her research efforts are focused on evaluating community-based nutrition policies through the Nutrition and Obesity Policy Research and Evaluation Network (NOPREN), Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH), and the Out of School Time Nutrition and Physical Activity (OSNAP) initiatives.
Becky earned her MS in Food Policy and Applied Nutrition from Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, and her MPH in Epidemiology from Tufts Medical School.