DEOHS faculty member elected president of Agriculture, Food and Human Values Society

| Lori Tiede
Four adults and a child smile with a pallet of vegetables including peppers and tomatoes.

Otten (second from right) and colleagues during the class Food Systems: Harvest to Health (NUTR 302). Photo: Elizar Mercado.

Jennifer Otten, associate professor in DEOHS and Food Systems, Nutrition and Health, will lead interdisciplinary society focused on food and agricultural systems

Headshot of Jennifer Otten.
DEOHS Associate Professor Jennifer Otten.

UW faculty member Jennifer Otten has been elected the incoming president of the Agriculture, Food & Human Values Society, a professional organization which provides an international forum to engage in the cross-disciplinary study of food, agriculture and health, as well as an opportunity for examining the values that underlie various visions of food and agricultural systems.  

Otten is an associate professor in the Food Systems, Nutrition and Health program and the Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS) in the UW School of Public Health and assumed the role of president-elect at the organization’s annual meeting last week in Syracuse, New York.

”I am deeply honored to have been elected as president of the Agriculture, Food and Human Values Society," Otten said. "The opportunity to lead an organization that has been a cornerstone of support for my career, as well as for countless colleagues, fills me with both gratitude and anticipation.”

Otten has served on the organization’s board of directors since 2022. She will assume the role of president-elect in June 2024 and assume the title of president in June 2025.

Adapted from the original post here.


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