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Alumni Spotlight

Beth Carlton Tohill

Beth Carlton Tohill

Class of 2000 (Ph.D.)

Beth is currently working as a Nutritional Epidemiologist in the Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

"I work on fruit and vegetable consumption and weight, translation of science into practice (as it relates to obesity prevention and control), and other nutritional aspects of the obese and overweight. I also am involved in a randomized control trial in Malawi that is looking to reduce maternal to child HIV transmission through either a drug or nutrition intervention. "

"The PIN classes helped me become an epidemiologist, which I love. The professors not only taught me information, but gave me great life and career skills."

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Department of Nutrition Alumni Connection


In our continuing effort to reach out to the community, the Department has recently created the Nutrition Department Alumni newsletter. Under the direction of Dr. Judith Stern, the first issue was published in Winter/Spring 2003.

We are hopeful that this newsletter will provide a mechanism for our Davis family to keep in contact. We welcome news of your recent accomplishments and transitions. Please let us know about new jobs, promotions, awards, publications, exhibitions, and your interesting activities. Take a moment to drop us a note...and we love to receive photos!

Alumni Newsletter

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Contact Information

Nutrition Department Alumni Connection
University of California, Davis
One Shields Avenue
3150B Meyer Hall
Davis, CA 95616
Phone 530.752.6575 Fax 530.752.1297

Judith S. Stern, Editor-in-Chief

Brittany Smolen, Production Editor