Lauri Wright, PhD, RDN, LD, FAND

Speaker-Elect, House of Delegates

Jacksonville, Florida

Lauri Wright

Wright is the chair of the department of nutrition and dietetics, director of the Center for Nutrition and Food Security and co-director of the Doctorate in Clinical Nutrition at the University of North Florida. Her specialties include food insecurity and its health impact, global nutrition, senior nutrition and the nutritional needs of people with AIDS.

Wright formerly worked as a clinical dietitian at the Veterans Administration, providing medical nutrition therapy for veterans with chronic disease, and was a dietetic internship director. Wright is a member of the Academy's Legislative and Public Policy committee and a media spokesperson for the Academy. She is a past president of the Florida Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and former board member of the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics.

Wright is a graduate of Ohio State University, earned a master's degree from Case Western Reserve University and a doctorate from University of South Florida.