Rudd Alumni: Roberta R. Friedman

Roberta Friedman

Roberta R. Friedman is a policy consultant working with public health advocacty organizations and alliances. Her focus is on creating materials to support policies that promote safe drinking water, reduce consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages, and increase availability of dental care for underserved populations.

Rob was the Director of Public Policy at the Rudd Center from 2007 to 2015. In this role, she worked to inform policy makers and public health advocates, and enlisted public support for fighting obesity through policies such as taxing sugary drinks, improving school nutrition, and curbing the marketing of unhealthy food to children. Her work included writing policy briefs and toolkits, providing expert testimony for legislative committees, serving as a member of the Connecticut State Task Force on Childhood Obesity Prevention, and coordinating a major grant on advocacy and policy for healthy beverages.

She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Smith College, and a Master of Science in Public Health degree from Harvard University.