Jennifer Lerman, M.P.H., R.D., L.D.N.
Cancer Research Training Award Fellow, Risk Factor Assessment Branch

Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program
Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences
National Cancer Institute
National Institutes of Health
9609 Medical Center Drive, Rm. 4E114, MSC 9762
Bethesda, MD 20892
(For express delivery, use Rockville, MD 20850)

Interest Areas

  • Dietary assessment
  • Dietary guidance and public health
  • Maternal and child health and nutrition


  • M.P.H. – Nutrition
    The University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • B.S. – Nutrition
    Simmons College
  • B.A. – English
    Boston College


Jennifer Lerman is a Cancer Research Training Award Fellow in the Risk Factor Assessment Branch (RFAB) of the Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program (EGRP). In this role, she will assist in program responsibilities related to population monitoring and assessment of food and nutrient intakes, methods to facilitate nutritional epidemiology, and evidence to support nutrition policy. She will participate in RFAB activities such as the update of the Healthy Eating Index, the maintenance of the Automated Self-Administered 24-Hour Dietary Assessment Tool (ASA24), and the upkeep of several measures registries.

Prior to joining EGRP, Jen completed a practicum internship for her M.P.H. in the Office of Nutrition Research at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). In addition, she has worked as a neonatal dietitian and an adult oncologic dietitian in several clinical settings. Her work as a dietitian has often included a focus on nutrition education to adult and pediatric populations in addressing a wide variety of medical needs.


Lerman JS, Haslem J, Kim L, Ponderelli J, Ma M, Felson R, Sanderson K, Murphy K, Hopkins K, Wright E, Frankel F & Edelstein S. Collected research on phytonutrients: Flavonoids. Journal of Culinary Science and Technology. 2015; 13(3):214-241.

Lerman J. (2014). Food Preservation and Packaging. In Sari Edelstein (Ed.), Food Science: An Ecological Approach (pp. 495-523). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett.

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