Tim Griffin, PhD

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Tim Griffin

Associate Professor

Tufts University, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy

Timothy Griffin is Associate Professor at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University. At the Friedman School, he is Division Chair – Agriculture, Food and the Environment, and teaches classes on U.S. agriculture, agricultural science and policy, and the linkage between food system domains. In 2018, he was named as the inaugural recipient of a professorship in Nutrition, Agriculture, and Sustainable Food Systems. He also provides leadership for the Tufts Food Lab, which has its mission to solve problems in our worlds food systems by connecting the study of regenerative agriculture, nutrition science, and the culinary arts into one interactive discipline. His current research focuses on assessment of sustainability across environmental, social and economic metrics, regional food systems, and climate change impacts on agriculture. He supervises doctoral students conducting research on topics ranging from precision agriculture to food access to water rights, and advises M.S. students at the intersection of food system disciplines. He served as an Advisor to the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, focusing on Sustainability, and also as a member of the National Academy of Sciences study Genetically Engineered Crops: Experiences and Prospects. He has given more than 800 scientific and public presentations on agriculture and the food system, and published 90 peer-reviewed scientific articles across many scientific disciplines.


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