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Melissa Fuster Rivera

Assistant Professor
Health and Nutrition Sciences

Location: 3209b Ingersoll Hall
Phone: 718.951.5000 x6913
Fax: 718.951.4670

Melissa Fuster is a food policy and public health nutrition scholar interested in the historical, social and cultural factors surrounding food selection and consumption. Her community-based research has focused on minority populations in the United States and Latin America. Prof. Fuster completed her doctoral studies in Food Policy and Applied Nutrition at Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, where she focused on healthy eating perceptions in resource-poor Salvadoran communities. Currently, her research focuses in the sociopolitical and cultural factors affecting culinary and nutritional outcomes in the Spanish Caribbean region and the transnational communities in the US. Previous to joining Brooklyn College, Prof. Fuster was a Provostial Faculty Fellow in Food Studies at New York University.

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