Anjali Patel, M.P.H., R.D.
Director of Research, Project Management
Hailing from Ottawa, Canada, Anjali brings extensive education and experience to Healthy Dining: a bachelor’s degree in life sciences research from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario; a second bachelor’s degree in nutrition and food from Ryerson University in Toronto; and finally, a master of public health degree in community nutrition from the University of Toronto.
Anjali brings to Healthy Dining a passion for applying research to practical programs and strategies that make a positive impact on Americans’ health. As Director of Research, Anjali oversees grant management; project planning; implementation and evaluation; IRB proposals; and grant writing.
Prior to joining Healthy Dining, Anjali was involved in several research projects in the area of public health, including the creation of evaluation tools for senior nutrition programs; consultation on program planning, implementation and evaluation for a farm-to-preschool project; and evaluation of the current hospital nutrition environment in Southern California.
Anjali is an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the California Dietetic Association, and also the San Diego Dietetic Association, where she currently serves on the Executive Board as the education co-chair. In her spare time, Anjali enjoys swimming, tennis, camping, traveling and cooking, while also taking in all the great dining options in San Diego.