Malden C Nesheim is Professor of Nutrition Emeritus and Provost Emeritus. He joined the Cornell faculty in 1959. In 1974 he was named Director of the Division of Nutritional Sciences, a post which he held until the summer of 1987. Prior to becoming Provost of Cornell University in September 1989, he held the position of Vice President for Planning and Budgeting. As Provost, Dr. Nesheim was the chief educational officer of the University under the President and was responsible for overseeing all academic programs other than those at the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center.
He has received the Conrad A. Elvehjem Award for public service from the American Institute of Nutrition and in 1995 was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He was elected a fellow of the American Society of Nutritional Sciences in 1997.
He earned a B.S. in agricultural science and an M.S. in animal nutrition from the University of Illinois followed by a Ph.D. in nutrition from Cornell. His research interests have been aspects of nutritional biochemistry and more recently, the relationship of parasitic infections to nutritional status.
Pena-Rosas Juan P., Malden C. Nesheim, Maria, N. Garcia-Casal, D. W. T.
Crompton, Diva Sanjur, Fernando E. Viteri, Edward A. Frongillo and Paulina Lorenzana 2004 Intermittent Iron Supplementation Regimens are able to Maintain Safe Maternal Hemoglobin Concentrations during Pregnancy in Venezuela. J. Nutrition 134:1099-1104
Crompton, D.W.T., Montresor, A. Nesheim, M.C., Savioli L. editors. 2004 Controlling Disease due to Helminth Infections World Health Organization, Geneva
Nesheim, M. C. and F. Howard Kratzer 2005 Leo Chandler Norris (1891-1986)
J. Nutrition 135: 2079-2081
Nesheim, Malden C. 2007 Vidas que Nutren Diva Sanjur 1933-2002
Cuadernos de Nuricion 30 (5)
Nesheim, Malden C. and Marion Nestle. Pet Food. p 297-301 in The Business of Food. Encyclopedia of the Food and Drink Industries. Gary Allen and Ken Albala Eds. 2007 Greenwood Press, Westport, Connecticut.
Nestle, Marion and Malden C. Nesheim Additional Information on Melamine in Pet Food. Letter to the Editor. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 231: (11)1647. 2007
Nesheim, M. C. and Ann Yaktine, Editors. 2007 Seafood Choices: Balancing Benefits and Risk. Report from Food and Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine. National Academy Press, Washington DC
Yaktine, Ann L., Malden C. Nesheim, and Cara A. James. : Nutrient and Contaminant Tradeoffs: Exchanging Meat, Poultry, or Seafood for Dietary Protein. Nutrition Reviews, vol 66(3):113-122. 2008
Nesheim. M C 2009. Robert Olaf Nesheim, 1921-2008
The Journal of Nutrition. 139:197-198
Nesheim, M C 2009 The Global History of the Development of the Nutritional Sciences. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Nutrition. Hasanuddin University, Makassar Indonesia,
Nestle Marion, and Malden C. Nesheim 2010. Feed your Pet Right. Free Press, Simon and Schuster, New York.
Nesheim, Malden C. 2010. The Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University A History and Personal Reflections. The Internet-First University Press, Ithaca, New York
Nestle, Marion and Malden Nesheim. 2012. Why Calories Count- From Science to Politics. University of California Press, Berkeley California
Bensadoun, A, M C Nesheim, A C Ross. 2012 Donald Berthold Zilversmit. Journal of Nutrition 142:212-213
Nesheim, M C 2012. An Unexpected Life in Nutrition. Prefatory Chapter 2012 Volume of Annual Review of Nutrition
Nesheim, Malden and Marion Nestle. 2012 Is a Calorie a Calorie? NOVA, Science Now www.pbs.org/nova/body/is-a-calorie-a-calorie.html
Nestle M, Nesheim MC. To Supplement or Not to Supplement: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendations on Calcium and Vitamin D. Annals of Internal Medicine 2013;158(9):701-702. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-158-9-201305070-00605.
Nesheim Malden C, Nestle, Marion. The Internationalization of the obesity epidemic: The Case of Sugar Sweetened Sodas. In Press
Nesheim, Malden, Marion Nestle 2014 Advice for Fish Consumption: Challenging Dilemmas American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 99: 973-974
Nesheim, Malden C, Maria Orea, Petty Tsai Yih, Editors 2015 In Press A Framework for Assessing the Health, Environmental, and Social Effects of the US Food System. National Academy Press, Washington DC,
Chair of the Podell Grants committee of CAPE
I serve on the University Committee on Memorials and Named Facilities