Heidi Blanck, PhD, MS

Heidi Blanck

Heidi Blanck, PhD, MS is the Center for Disease Control’s chief of chronic disease nutrition and obesity prevention and control in the Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity. She currently serves on the COVID-19 Food Systems Working Group. She has more than 20 years of CDC experience and has authored over 125 papers and reports in the areas of nutrition, physical activity, obesity, and environmental exposures. She supports teams working on guidelines, surveillance, applied research, and technical assistance to states, communities, and organizations including strategies to support healthier childcare environments, food service offerings, and childhood obesity prevention efforts. Heidi is the senior advisor to the Nutrition and Obesity Policy Research and Evaluation Network (NOPREN) and a member of the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) and National Academies Roundtable on Obesity Solutions. She received her PhD in nutrition and health science from Emory University and MS from the University of Michigan. (Atlanta, GA) @blanckheidi