Miriam E. Nelson
Since 1998 Nelson has been Director of the Center for Physical Activity Programs and Policy at the School of Nutrition Science and Policy, and Associate Professor of Nutrition at Tufts University. A graduate of the University of Vermont, she holds a Ph.D. in nutrition from Tufts and is a Certified Nutrition Specialist of the American College of Nutrition. Dr. Nelson is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), an honor reserved for those who have demonstrated superior leadership and research in the field of exercise; she also has a certification from ACSM as a Health/Fitness Director.
In 1994, Dr. Nelson was named a Brookdale National Fellow. This prestigious award is given annually to only five or six young scholars deemed to be future leaders in the field of aging. In 1998, she received two prestigious honors: Cooking Light Magazine Shining Lights Award, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Massachusetts Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness. In February 2001, Dr. Nelson won a Books for a Better Life award, sponsored by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society for Strong Women, Strong Bones in the area of “Wellness.” Dr. Nelson lives in Concord, Massachusetts with her husband and three children.