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President-Elect Lauri Wright, PhD, RDN, LD, FAND


Lauri Wright

Jacksonville, Fla.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Aging and Nutrition
  • Community Nutrition/Public Health
  • Dietetic Licensure
  • Epidemiology (Research Review and Analysis)
  • International Nutrition

Wright is the graduate program director in the University of North Florida's Department of Nutrition and the director of the Center for Nutrition and Food Security. Her specialties include food-insecure individuals, malnutrition, global nutrition and the nutritional needs of people with HIV/AIDS. Wright has consulted with seniors in the Meals on Wheels program, providing nutrition education and counseling. She formerly worked as a clinical dietitian at the Veterans Administration, providing medical nutrition therapy for veterans with chronic disease. Wright is the 2021-2022 Past Speaker of the Academy's House of Delegates and a member of the Academy's Political Action Committee. She graduated from The Ohio State University, earned a master's degree from Case Western Reserve University and a doctorate from the University of South Florida.

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