Heather Hartline-Grafton Dr.P.H, R.D.

Senior Nutrition Policy & Research Analyst

Dr. Heather Hartline-Grafton is a senior nutrition policy and research analyst at the Food Research & Action Center (FRAC). Her work primarily focuses on obesity, dietary quality, and health outcomes among low-income and food-insecure children and families, with emphasis on how the federal nutrition programs improve health, nutrition, and well-being. She also is actively involved in FRAC's work on addressing food insecurity in health care settings. Dr. Hartline-Grafton, who joined FRAC in January 2009, has a rich background in nutrition policy research, obesity prevention, and healthy eating strategies, including her prior work at the American Cancer Society, Mathematica Policy Research, and Tulane University. She is a Registered Dietitian and holds honors bachelors' degrees in nutritional sciences and dietetics from the University of Delaware, an M.P.H. in nutrition from the University of North Carolina, and a Dr.PH. in community health sciences from Tulane University.