- Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion
- Associate Professor, Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service
- Associate Professor, Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Sara C. Folta, PhD is an Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. Her research interests focus on community-based strategies for improving dietary intake, physical activity, and body composition. She has particular expertise in behavioral psychology, communications, and qualitative methods. A major line of her research involves community-based interventions to improve heart health among women, with a focus on African American women. She serves as Director of Integrating Underrepresented Populations in Research for the Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute. Dr. Folta received a B.A. in biology from Middlebury College, an M.S. in cell and molecular biology from the University of Vermont, and a Ph.D. in nutrition from Tufts University.