Mary Story

Duke University Global Health Institute

Dr. Story is Professor of Community and Family Medicine, and Global Health at Duke University, and Associate Director of Academic Programs at the Duke Global Health Institute.

Dr. Story earned her PhD in nutrition science from Florida State University and MS in food science from the University of Tennessee.

Dr. Story’s research focuses primarily on nutrition and diet-related issues of low-income and minority youth and their families, and environmental and behavioral prevention interventions. In 2010, she was elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM). She is currently Co-Vice Chair of the NAM Roundtable on Obesity Solutions. Since 2005, Dr. Story has directed the Healthy Eating Research program, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that supports research on environmental and policy strategies to promote healthy eating among children to prevent childhood obesity. She has received numerous awards for her work and research, including the CDC, Weight of the Nation 2012 Pioneering Innovation Award for Applied Obesity Research, and the 2014 Bar-Or Award for Excellence in Pediatric Obesity Research from The Obesity Society.

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