foltaSara Folta, PhD

Assistant Professor

Sara C. Folta, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the John Hancock Research Center on Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Obesity Prevention at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. She has a research interest in communications and intervention strategies to promote positive behavior change in the areas of physical activity and nutrition. She has conducted behavioral research with both children and older adults. Her most recent research, working with Dr. Miriam Nelson, involved pilot testing and evaluating a new StrongWomen program to reduce risk of heart disease in mid-life and older women. She received a B.A. in biology from Middlebury College; an M.S. in cell and molecular biology from the University of Vermont; and a Ph.D. in nutrition from Tufts University.