Registered dietitian nutritionist pursues a career in research

Tiffany Yang

Tiffany Yang, MPH ‘11, RDN, PhD ‘14

Tiffany Yang attended the University of Michigan School of Public Health for both her master’s degree and PhD. She graduated in 2011 with an MPH with a focus in Dietetics and completed her registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) certification through her work at Michigan Public Health. In 2014, she completed her PhD in the Department of Nutritional Sciences with a focus on Nutritional Epidemiology.  

She is currently a Principal Research Fellow at the Bradford Institute for Health Research working with the Born in Bradford birth cohort. We asked Tiffany about her experiences at Michigan Public Health. Here are her responses.

Why did you choose the University of Michigan School of Public Health for a graduate degree?

It is a well-regarded program within an excellent school and I had the opportunity to pursue not only my topic of interest but also multiple degrees.

What organizations did you belong to while at U-M?

Student Advocates for Nutrition (SAN)

What was your first job out of graduate school?

Research Fellow at The Rowett Institute at the University of Aberdeen

What is your passion in nutrition and how did it change over time?

I am still interested in growth and obesity and it has evolved to include food insecurity as a dimension.