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Mariana Chilton

Public Health Expert

Mariana Chilton is an associate professor of public health at Drexel University in Philadelphia and director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities. She is a founder of Witnesses to Hunger, an advocacy program aimed at increasing women’s participation in the national conversation on hunger and poverty, and is featured in the documentary A Place at the Table.

Chilton has testified before Congress on the importance of childhood nutrition and served as an adviser to Sesame Street and the Institute of Medicine. Her awards include the “Nourish Award” from MANNA, the Metropolitan Area Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance, the “Unsung Hero Award” from Women’s Way, and the “Young Professional Award in Maternal and Child Health” from the American Public Health Association.

Chilton received a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania, a Masters of Public Health degree from the University of Oklahoma, and a Bachelors of Arts degree from Harvard.