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Dr. Mariana Chilton

2013 Speaker

Dr. Mariana Chilton is a nationally recognized leader addressing child hunger in America.  She is an associate professor at Drexel University School of Public Health.  Dr. Chilton also serves as director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities, and co-principal investigator of Children’s HealthWatch. Dr. Chilton founded the award-winning Witnesses to Hunger program, which was recognized as a “White House Champion Non-profit.”  She has served as an advisor to “Sesame Street” and to the Institute of Medicine. Dr. Chilton has received the Unsung Hero Award for Improving the Lives of Women and Girls from Women’s Way , and the Young Professional award in Maternal and Child Health from the American Public Health Association.  Dr. Chilton’s work has been featured in the Washington Post, the Philadelphia Inquirer, public radio, CBS, MSNBC and “Bill Moyers.”  Additionally, her work was featured in a 10-part front page Philadelphia Inquirer series, “Portrait of Hunger.”  Dr. Chilton was an advisor to the feature length documentary “A Place at the Table” where her work and the women of Witnesses to Hunger are also featured as part of the solution to hunger in America. Dr. Chilton received her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, M.P.H. in epidemiology from the University of Oklahoma and B.A. from Harvard University.   @marianachilton