huji Institute of Biochemistry, Food Science and Nutrition

Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment,
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Aliza Stark, Ph.D.

Aliza Stark, Ph.D.

Curriculum Vitae

Date of Birth: September 14, 1961, New Jersey, USA.

EDUCATION

1990 – 1995

Ph.D. Nutritional Biochemistry
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem– Faculty of Agriculture
Department of Biochemistry and Human Nutrition
Thesis topic: The fate and mechanisms of action of soluble and insoluble dietary fiber in the rat digestive tract.

1987 – 1990

M.Sc. Biochemistry and Human Nutrition
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Graduated with honors

1985 – 1986 R.D. Intership at Asaf HaRofeh Medical Center, Tsrifin, Israel
1983 – 1985

B.Sc. Nutrition
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS:

2004–present

Senior Tenured Faculty
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Institute of Biochemistry, Food Science and Nutrition
The Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment
Rehovot, Israel

2–7/2008

Visiting Associate Professor of Community Health
Brown University
The Warren Alpert Medical School
Providence, Rhode Island, USA

2001 – 2004  

Lecturer in the School of Nutritional Sciences
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Rehovot, Israel

1997 – 2001  

Instructor/Research Associate
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Rehovot, Israel

1995 – 1997

Post Doctoral Research Fellow
Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
Cancer Control and Prevention Program
University of North Carolina– Chapel Hill

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

Courses taught (in both English and Hebrew)
Human Nutrition, Food Science, Seminar in Nutritional Sciences (graduate and undergraduate), Food Preparation, Programs in Nutrition Education (70 students doing community work)
Presently academic advisor to 4 graduate students in the M.Sc. program in Nutrition.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND APPOINTMENTS:

Society of Nutrition Education:
Co–Chair– Division of International Nutrition Education 08–09
Co–Chair Elect– Division of International Nutrition Education 07–08
Communications Officer – Division of International Nutrition Education 06–07
School of Nutritional Sciences: 
Academic Advisory Committee /Curriculum Committee 2003– 2008
Faculty Council
Elected voting representative 2004 – 2008
Israeli Ministry of Health: 
Appointed to the professional advisory committee to reconstruct the
"Israeli Food Guide Pyramid" 2005
Appointed to the advisory committee to the Minister of Health on:
Licensing requirements for dietitians in Israel, 2008
Israeli Ministry of Social Services:
Appointed to the professional advisory committee for: The National Free Lunch Program 2004
Unilever Israel:
Expert Panel on Dietary Fibers “Dietary Fibers and Diabetes” 2003
External Studies Department– The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
International Course for Food Technologists: Lecturer on “Functional Foods”  2002 – 2007
Academic Consultant and Lecturer–
Course for Professional Chefs on “Nutrition and Advances in Food Technology” 2005
Master Chef 2007–08
International M.Sc. Program in Nutrition– One year program in English
Assistant Academic Director and lecturer 2005–06
Co–Chair Academic Studies for the 2007–08 Program
Israeli Ministry of Education:
Academic consultant for the Tavlan experimental kindergarten (Ramat Gan, Israel)
Nutrition Education in children aged 4–6. 2006 – 2009

Professional Memberships: Atid– Israeli Dietetics Association
Society of Nutrition Education (SNE)

Scientific Reviewer for: the Israeli Ministry of Health; the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition; the Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology &. Metabolism; Physiological Genomics;
Elsevier Science; the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior; Aviation, Space and Environmental Medicine, Nutrition.

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