cassano at podium

For more than a year, Professor Pat Cassano has been leading the Division of Nutritional Sciences on an interim basis. She was appointed to this leadership role on a full-term basis beginning July 1, 2019. She is appointed to the directorship for three years.

"It is both an honor and a privilege to work on behalf of the faculty, staff and students in the Division. I look forward to advancing the mission and vision of the Division to address the most pressing challenges in nutrition and health through excellence in research, education and public engagement." - Pat Cassano, Ph.D.

Joining the Division in 1989, Cassano is a chronic disease epidemiologist with a research program that focuses on nutritional genomics and a specialized expertise in the etiology of respiratory diseases. During her time at Cornell, she has distinguished herself as an administrative leader and an influential epidemiologist and served as the Division’s Associate Director from 2015 prior to her appointment to interim director.

She is also a professor of healthcare policy and research at Weill Medical College, director of Graduate Studies for the minor field of epidemiology in the Cornell University Graduate School, Director of Cochrane U.S. Cornell University and she leads the WHO/Cochrane/Cornell University Summer Institute for Systematic Reviews in Nutrition for Global Policy Making.