Dr. Kiyah Duffey received a PhD in Nutritional Epidemiology from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2009) and a BA in Psychology from Bowdoin College (2001). In addition to her position with LA Sutherland Group and Virginia Tech, Kiyah is a freelance nutrition science writer for numerous organizations working to promote child and family health. She lives in Virginia with her husband and three children.
Director, Global Scientific Affairs
LA Sutherland Group, Greater Boston
Kiyah brings her experience in nutrition science and food policy to the collective expertise at LA Sutherland Group. By leveraging their wide network of food, communication, and policy experts, LA Sutherland Group integrates food and nutrition science, communication, and policy counsel to help clients strategically meet their goals.
Department of Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise, Virginia Tech
Kiyah's research focuses on understand the determinants of dietary intake and understanding the relationship between diet and long-term health outcomes, including obesity, metabolic syndrome, and cardiovascular disease. Increasingly, her research and writing is focusing on evidence-based policies for obesity prevention and healthy habit formation in children and families. Her research has influenced various local and state policies and been featured in popular media outlets.