Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Diego Rose

Professor - Global Community Health and Behavioral Science

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Department Affiliation
Global Community Health and Behavioral Science

  • B.S., University of California-Berkeley, Nutritional Sciences, 1977
  • M.P.H., Unviersity of California-Berkeley, Public Health Nutrition, 1981
  • Ph.D., University of California-Berkeley, Agricultural and Resource Economics, 1992
Academic Experience
  • Professor, Tulane University, 2010-
  • Associate Professor, Tulane University, 2002-2010
  • Visiting Researcher, University of Cape Town, South Africa, 2000-2001
  • Visiting Associate Professor, Michigan State University, 1997-1999

Research & Teaching Specializations: Community Health Sciences, Central America, Africa, Consumer Economics, International Food and Nutrition Policy, Central America, Africa

Related Experience
  • Visiting Fellow, Food Security Analysis Service, United Nations World Food Program, 2011-2012
  • Director, Prevention Research Center, Tulane University, 2009-
  • Head of Nutrition Section, Department of Community Health Sciences, Tulane University, 2002-
  • Senior Economist, Economic Research Service, US Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC, 1996-1997
  • Economist, Economic Research Service, US Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC, 1993-1996
  • Post-Doctoral/Post-Graduate Researcher, Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of California-Berkeley, 1990-1992
  • One of 101 Most Influential Professors of Public Health by, 2012
  • Best Article of the Year, Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 2008
  • South African Medical Research Council’s Distinguished Visiting Scientist Grant, 2000
  • USDA/ERS Merit Pay Performance Awards, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997
  • USDA/ERS Special Award for leadership on economic analysis of food assistance policy, 1995
  • Fulbright Fellowship, 1988-1989
Language & Proficiency:
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
Overseas Experience
  • Mozambique
  • Mexico
  • Guatemala
  • Brazil
  • Italy
Selected Publications
  • Forthcoming. “The influence of the WIC food package changes on the retail food environment in New Orleans.” With O’Malley K, Dunaway LF, and Bodor N. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior.
  • 2012. “Understanding policy enactment: The New Orleans Fresh Food Retailer Initiative.” With Ulmer VM and Rathert AR. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 43(3S2): S116-S122.
  • 2011. “The Effects of Hurricane Katrina on Food Access Disparities in New Orleans.” With Bodor JN, Rice JC, Swalm C, and Hutchinson PL. American Journal of Public Health 101(3): 482-484.
  • 2009. “Understanding the Role of Potatoes in the Peruvian diet: An Approach that Combines Food Composition with Household Expenditure Data.” With Burgos G., Bonerbale M. and Thiele G. Journal of Food Composition and Analysis. 22: 525-532.
  • 2008. “Interventions to Reduce Household Food Insecurity: A Synthesis of Current Concepts and Approaches.” Revista de Nutrição. 21: 159S-173S.
  • 2008. “A Comparative Evaluation of Dietary Indicators Used in Food Consumption Assessments of At-Risk Populations.” With Chotard S., et al. Food and Nutrition Bulletin. 29: 113-122.
  • 2008. “Neighbourhood fruit and vegetable availability and consumption: the role of small food stores in an urban environment.” With Bodor, J.N., et al. Public Health Nutrition. 11: 413-420.
  • 2007. “Food Stamps, the Thrifty Food Plan, and Meal Preparation: The Importance of Time for US Nutrition Policy.” Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. 39: 226-232.

Number of Dissertations or Theses Supervised in the Past 5 Years: 11

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