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 and directs 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 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 2019-2020 Speaker-elect of the Academy's House of Delegates and a member of the Legislative and Public Policy Committee. She graduated from The Ohio State University and earned a master's degree from Case Western Reserve University and a doctorate from the University of South Florida.