Lauri Wright, PhD, RDN, LD

Lauri WrightJacksonville, Fla.

Areas of Expertise:

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

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, 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 at the Veterans Administration, providing medical nutrition therapy for veterans with chronic disease. Wright represents Florida in the Academy's House of Delegates. She is a graduate of Ohio State University and earned a master's degree from Case Western Reserve University and a doctorate from University of South Florida.