CMHC Faculty Members

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Maya Vadiveloo, PhD, RD

Kingston, RI

Maya Vadiveloo, PhD, RD

Nutritional Epidemiologist


Maya Vadiveloo, Ph.D., RD, is a registered dietitian and nutritional epidemiologist whose research focuses on using behavioral theory to favorably influence food choices, dietary quality, weight control, and eventually cardiovascular health. Maya’s research in the Big Data and Eating Decisions lab employs a variety of research methods, including epidemiological analyses, laboratory and online studies, and qualitative methods.

She is interested in using population-level data to develop strategies that make it easier for consumers to choose healthy foods that are tasty and filling with the ultimate goal of helping individuals and populations develop lifelong dietary patterns that they enjoy and that promote healthy body weights.

Education and Training

  • Fellowship, Harvard School of Public Health, 2013-2015
  • Doctor of Philosophy, New York University, Nutrition, 2013
  • Master of Science, Nutrition and Dietetics, Boston University, 2008
  • Bachelor of Arts, Human Biology, Brown University, 2005

Professional Highlights

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences, University of Rhode Island


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