Interactive, Inc. | Amy Joy Lanou, Ph.D.
Joy Lanou, Ph.D.
Amy Joy Lanou,
Ph.D., is director of the Nutrition Department at the Physicians Committee
for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit
organization dedicated to promoting preventive medicine, especially
better nutrition, and higher standards in research.
to coordinating the Nutrition Department, Dr. Lanou oversees PCRM's
Cancer Project, conducting clinical research, working with cancer
foundations, and promoting a vegetarian diet among policymakers,
dietitians, and researchers.
Lanou has taught courses in human nutrition, nutrition and exercise,
and nutrition and aging at Ithaca College as an assistant professor
and at Cornell University as an adjunct professor for six years. She
has worked with T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D., at Cornell University as
a nutrition writer and was managing editor of his newsletter and online
journal, New Century Nutrition. She is also the author of "Healthy
Eating for Life for Children" a new book on nutrition and health
promotion for children and teens.
Dr. Lanou received
her B.S. in Nutrition Science from the University of California
at Davis and her Ph.D. in Human Nutrition from Cornell University.
Her research was focused on body weight regulation and the control
of food intake.