The Joyce Lindower Wolitzer ’76 & Steven Wolitzer Nutrition Seminar is dedicated to bringing to campus a nationally renowned speaker, innovator, or leader in nutrition for the benefit of our undergraduate human nutrition students.

The Joyce Lindower Wolitzer ’76 & Steven Wolitzer Nutrition Seminar


Previous speakers have been:

lawrence haddad

Lawrence Haddad, PhD, Executive Director, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN).” "Engaging the private sector for maximizing impact in the nutrition space in these pandemic times", December 3, 2021.

Juan rivera

Juan Angel Rivera Dommarco, PhD; National Institute of Public Health (INSP) in Mexico. “Use of Research for Designing and Modifying health and Nutrition Policy”, May 1, 2019.


catherine bertini

Catherine Bertini, PhD; Rockefeller Foundation Fellow. “Maximizing Research Findings by Connecting Research to Policy Change”, February 15, 2018.



scott smith

Scott Smith, PhD; NASA Johnson Space Center. “How Nutrition Fuels Human Space Flight”, March 27, 2017.


julie burns

Julie H. Burns, MS, RD, CCN; Founder, SportFuel Inc., Eat Like the Pros LLC. “From Bagels to Beets: A Sports Nutritionist’s Journey to Real Food and Personalized Performance”, March 21, 2016.


gary taubes

Gary Taubes, MJ; author. “Why We Get Fat: Adiposity 101. An Alternative Hypothesis of Obesity”, November 10, 2014.


marion nestle

Marion Nestle, PhD; NYU; Courtesy Professor in the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University. “Why Calories Count: From Science to Politics”, February 20, 2012.