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Lauri Wright, PhD, RD


Current Position: Assistant professor, director of the Center for Nutrition and Food Insecurity, founding director of the Doctorate in Clinical Nutrition, and incoming Chair of Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of North Florida.

Through her research and with the Center, Wright develops programs for food insecure individuals in the community, works globally with malnutrition, and directs nutrition programming for people with AIDS. Wright has developed a food recovering and meal distribution model that serves the food insecure (Food Fighters) and seniors (Meals on Wings) in the community. She formerly worked as a clinical dietitian for the Veterans Administration, providing medical nutrition therapy for veterans with chronic disease. Wright is past-president of the Florida Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and serves as a Delegate, a media spokesperson and a member of LPPC to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She earned an undergraduate degree in nutrition from The Ohio State University, a master's degree from Case Western Reserve University and a doctorate from University of South Florida.