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Lisa Jahns

Title
National Program Leader/Biological Science Specialist
Lisa Jahns, PhD, RDN is a National Program Leader in the Division of Nutrition, Institute of Food Safety and Nutrition at the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA (NIFA).  Lisa received a bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from Texas Christian University and a doctorate in Nutritional Epidemiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.
 
Lisa leads a funding portfolio in nutrition including: Prior to joining NIFA, Lisa spent 11 years as a Research Nutritionist at the USDA Agricultural Research Service studying drivers and health benefits of following the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, with a special emphasis on vegetable and fruit consumption. There, Lisa conducted groundbreaking research on the use of skin carotenoid status as a biomarker of vegetable and fruit intake to assess the effectiveness of dietary interventions. She has published ~70 peer reviewed manuscripts which have been cited over 3,000 times.
 
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