Lauri Wright, PhD, RDN, LD

Lauri WrightJacksonville, Fla.

Areas of Expertise:

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

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 program at the University of North Florida. 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 2020-2021 Speaker of the Academy's House of Delegates and a member of the Legislative and Public Policy 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.