Texas Tech University

Nutritional Sciences Faculty Member Selected to Join American Society for Nutrition Board of Directors

Mallory Collins

August 7, 2023

Naïma Moustaïd-Moussa

Naïma Moustaïd-Moussa is the new vice president-elect on the ASN Board of Directors

Naïma Moustaïd-Moussa, Ph.D., is Horn distinguished professor in the Nutritional Sciences department in the College of Human Sciences, and serves as founding director of the Obesity Research Institute, and associate vice president for research in the Office of Research & Innovations at Texas Tech. She was recently announced as the vice president-elect on the Board of Directors for the American Society for Nutrition (ASN)

The ASN's primary mission is to drive forward the field of science, education, and nutrition practice. The work and support of nutrition research by more than 8,000 members around the globe aims to achieve the ASN vision of “A Healthier World Through Evidence-based Nutrition”. As prominent figures in global nutrition, ASN members play a vital role in producing and sharing essential nutrition research to inform various sectors such as food systems, public health, medicine, education, and dietetic practice. Recognizing the dynamic nature of the nutrition landscape, ASN members are committed to promoting research transparency, rebuilding consumers' confidence in nutrition science, and advocating for increased investment in nutrition research.

“My primary goal is to contribute to and assist ASN in its goal to be the leading professional society in nutrition, training, and serving future nutrition scientists and all ASN members,” Moustaïd-Moussa said. “It is very important that ASN, through its expert members and leadership, continues to be the driver of addressing and providing reliable and current information on national and global nutritional issues.”

In this role, Moustaïd-Moussa will help lead the preeminent professional organization. Her dedication to ASN's vision is shown through her desire to contribute to its success as a leading professional in nutrition. Moustaïd-Moussa's commitment, along with the expert leaders of the organization, creates an encouraging future for ASN by addressing and providing valuable information on national and global nutritional issues. 

“Dr. Moustaïd-Moussa has dedicated her career to research that improves human health and wellness, which makes her a wonderful fit to serve as vice president-elect of the American Society of Nutrition," said College of Human Sciences dean, Tim Dodd. "The depth and breadth of her work have impacted our understanding of a wide variety of nutritional issues, and we are delighted to have her as a faculty member in Human Sciences.  She will be of considerable value in determining the best ways to share industry news while simultaneously inspiring scientists and researchers across the globe.”