Leah Michele Maynard, PhD
Epidemiologist, Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Dr. Leah Michele Maynard earned her doctorate in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Kentucky in 1996, and has worked as an epidemiologist in the Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity (DNPAO) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, GA since 2001. She is currently the lead author for the updated Food Service Guidelines and recently co-led the development of Healthier Food Retail: An Action Guide for Public Health Professionals. Her current research is now focused on use of calorie information in restaurants and knowledge of recommended daily caloric intake among adults.