Donald (Diego) Rose, PhD
Professor, Head of Nutrition Section
Department of Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
1440 Canal Street, Suite 2301
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 988-5742
Fax: (504) 988-3540
Socioeconomic determinants of nutrition; food and nutrition policy; food security
- PhD, University of California, Berkeley, agricultural economics
- MPH, University of California, Berkeley, public health nutrition
- BS, University of California, Berkeley, nutritional sciences
- Nutrition Assessment and Monitoring
- Food and Nutrition Policy
- 2014, Tulane President's Award for Excellence in
Professional and Graduate Teaching
- 2011, Paper chosen as
one of the "Best of Clinical Nutrition" by American Society of
- 2008, Best paper of the year award from Journal of Nutrition
Education and Behavior
- 2005, Delta Omega Public Health Honorary Society
- 2000, South African Medical Research Council's
Distinguished Visiting Scientist Grant
- 1996, USDA/ERS Special Award for leadership on economic
analysis of domestic food security
- 1995, USDA Group Honor Award for excellence in analysis
of food assistance policy
Rose D. Assessing Food Security at the UN World Food Programme:
Towards a Unified Approach. Design Phase Report. UN World Food Programme,
Rose D, O'Malley K, Dunaway LF, Bodor JN. "The influence of
the WIC food package changes on the retail food environment in New
Orleans," Journal of Nutrition
Education and Behavior 2014;46:S38-S44.
Ulmer VM, Rathert AR, Rose D. "Understanding
Policy Enactment: The New Orleans Fresh Food Retailer Initiative," American
Journal of Preventive Medicine 2012;43(3S2):S116-S122.
PL, Bodor JN, Swalm CM, Rice JC, Rose D. "Neighbourhood Food
Environments and Obesity in Southeast Louisiana," Health &
Rose D, Bodor JN, Rice JC, Swalm C, Hutchinson PL. "The Effects of
Hurricane Katrina on Food Access Disparities in New Orleans," Am J
Public Health. 2011 Mar;101(3):482-4.
Rose D, Bodor JN, Hutchinson P, Swalm C. "The Importance of a
Multi-Dimensional Approach for Studying the Links between Food Access and
Consumption," Journal of Nutrition, 2010;140:1170-1174.
Rose D, Burgos G, Bonierbale M, Thiele G. "Understanding the Role
of Potatoes in the Peruvian diet: An Approach that Combines Food Composition
with Household Expenditure Data," Journal of Food Composition and
Chilton M, Rose D. "A Rights-Based Approach to
Food Insecurity in the United States," American Journal of Public Health, 2009;99:1203-1211.
Rose D, Chotard S, Oliveira L, Mock N, Libombo M. "A Comparative Evaluation of Dietary Indicators Used in Food
Consumption Assessments of At-Risk Populations," Food and
Nutrition Bulletin, 2008;29:113-122.
Rose D. "Interventions to Reduce Household Food Insecurity: A Synthesis
of Current Concepts and Approaches for Latin America," Revista de
Nutrição (Brazilian Journal of Nutrition),
Rose D. "Food Stamps, the Thrifty Food Plan, and Meal
Preparation: The Importance of Time for US Nutrition Policy,"Journal
of Nutrition Education and Behavior 2007;39:226-232.
Rose D, Charlton KE. "Quantitative Indicators from a
Food Expenditure Survey Can Be Used to Target the Food Insecure in South
Africa," Journal of Nutrition 2002;132:3235-3243.
Donald "Diego" Rose has worked on food and nutrition programs and policies in both domestic and international contexts. Earlier in his career, Rose was a project director/nutritionist for the WIC Nutrition Program in a farmworker clinic in rural California. His doctoral dissertation, done in affiliation with Mexico's National Institute of Nutrition, investigated household food consumption behavior in rural Mexico and its implications for improving government nutrition policy. After his doctorate, Rose worked for five years with USDA's Economic Research Service, as a research team leader on the determinants and consequences of household food insecurity in America, the nutrition and health impacts of food assistance programs, and the evaluation of low-income nutrition education projects. He then spent five years working on food security and nutrition issues in Mozambique with Michigan State University's Food Security Project and in South Africa with the University of Cape Town's Medical School.
Rose's research at Tulane continues to focus on the social and economic side of nutrition problems, including disparities in access to food, the links between food access and consumption, and domestic and international food security. He has had recent research projects funded by USDA, NCI, and CDC on neighborhood access to healthy foods and policy initiatives to improve this access in New Orleans and southeast Louisiana. He recently returned from a sabbatical at the World Food Program, where he facilitated a global food security assessment project.
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