Lauri Wright, PhD, RDN, LD

Lauri Wright

Community Nutrition/Public Health Specialist

Tampa, Fla.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Community Nutrition/Public Health
  • Disease Prevention
  • Epidemiology (Research Review & Analysis)
  • Family Nutrition
  • Medical Nutrition Therapy

Wright is an assistant professor in public health at the University of South Florida, teaching courses on community nutrition, food and culture and lifespan nutrition. Through her research, she works with food insecure individuals, obesity-prevention in children and the nutritional needs of people with AIDS. Wright has consulted with seniors in the Meals on Wheels program, providing nutrition education and counseling. She formerly worked as a clinical dietitian for the Veterans Administration, providing medical nutrition therapy for veterans with chronic disease. Wright was the president of the Florida Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in 2013 and serves on the board of the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics. Wright earned an undergraduate degree from Ohio State University, a master's degree from Case Western Reserve University and a doctorate from University of South Florida.