FranklinProfessor and Chair

Dept. of Maternal and Child Health
School of Public Health

Contact Information:

Office Address: RPHB 320E
Phone: 205-934-7161
Websites: Dept. of Maternal and Child Health Faculty Page
School of Medicine Faculty Profile


Yale University, New Haven, CT
BA, Psychology, 1964

University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
MD, 1968

Harvard University, Boston, MA
MPH, 1971

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
PhD, Nutritional Biochemistry and Metabolism, 1978

Post-Graduate Training:

Washington University, St. Louis Children’s Hospital
Intern and Resident, Dept. of Pediatrics, 1969-70

Research Interests:

  • Nutrition Problems and Policies
  • Pediatrics
  • School Nutrition Promotion Programs
  • Head Start Nutrition


DRC Membership Category:

Senior Scientist