Lilian Cheung, DSc, RD

Lilian Cheung

LILIAN CHEUNG, D.Sc., R.D., is Lecturer and Director of Health Promotion & Communication at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s Department of Nutrition. She is the Editorial Director of The Nutrition Source, the school’s nutrition information website for health professionals, journalists, and consumers. Dr. Cheung also serves as co-Editorial Director of the Asian Diabetes Prevention Initiative and the Obesity Prevention Source. Her work focuses on the translation of science-based recommendations into public health communications and programs, to promote healthy lifestyles for chronic disease prevention and control.

Dr. Cheung was the co-Principal Investigator and co-author of Eat Well & Keep Moving (2001; 2nd edition, 2007; 3rd edition, 2016), a widely disseminated school-based nutrition and physical activity program for upper elementary school children.

She co-edited Child Health, Nutrition and Physical Activity (1995) with the late Surgeon General Dr. Julius Richmond, and co-authored Be Healthy! It’s A Girl Thing: Food, Fitness and Feeling Great! (2003; 2nd edition, 2010), with Mavis Jukes. Dr. Cheung also co-authored Savor: Mindful Eating, Mindful Life (2010, 2011)with Zen master, Thich Nhat Hanh, which has been acquired for translation in 17 countries.

She has been a member The Presidents’ Circle of The National Academy of Sciences, a member of the Board of Directors for the Boys & Girls Club of Boston, and a Trustee for The Roxbury Latin School and The Meadowbrook School of Weston.