Diversity in Nutrition and Health Sciences

ASN Foundation’s funding initiative to support underrepresented groups in our field

Thank you to our Founding Donors!

You can still be a part of this important effort. Every contribution counts.

To advance the science, education, and practice of nutrition it will take the entire nutrition community.

On behalf of the ASN Foundation, I invite you to join me and our colleagues throughout the nutrition and public health community in this effort to grow and seize opportunities.

– Catherine E. Woteki, PhD
Chair, ASN Foundation Board of Trustees

Help us break down barriers.


Donate Now

Join the ASN Foundation in sustaining ongoing programs to support the growth of underrepresented groups and ensure appropriate representation across ASN.


Your financial contribution will generate new opportunities and pathways of success for underrepresented groups by:

  • Encouraging research on nutrition health disparities.
  • Recruiting and increasing underrepresented group membership and participation within ASN and its volunteer leadership structure
  • Developing opportunities for research advancement and growth in professional practices.
  • Establishing scholarships, grants, and subsidies to support educational opportunities
  • and more!
Become a Founding Donor

Diversity is the fundamental strength of our professional society.

Varied voices and backgrounds are integral to the future of ASN and the field of nutrition.

According to the National Science Foundation, women, persons with disabilities, and underrepresented minority groups, which include African Americans (or Blacks), American Indians and Alaska Natives, Hispanics (or Latinos), Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders are underrepresented at many career stages in health-related sciences on a national basis.1   

Learn more about this initiative

Thank you to our Founding Donors

Every contribution makes an impact toward the success of underrepresented groups in the field of nutrition.

Leadership Circle – $10,000+

Johanna Dwyer

Council for Responsible Nutrition

General Mills Bell Institute of Health & Nutrition

Pacesetter – $5,000+

Catherine W. and Dr. Frank Greer Family Foundation

Catherine Woteki

Patron – $2,500+

John Courtney

Simin Meydani

President’s Circle – $1,000+

Paul Coates

Elizabeth Mayer-Davis

Michael McBurney

Naima Moustaid-Moussa

Marian Neuhouser

Robert Russell

Harold Sandstead

April Stull

Gold Founder – $500+

Jamy Ard

Sharon Donovan

Michele Forman

Suzanne Hendrich

Beate Lloyd

David Seres

Douglas Taren

Andrea Wong

Silver Founder – $250+

Lindsay Allen

Sarah Ash

Stephanie Atkinson

Kathryn Dewey

Keith Dillon

Ilene Fennoy

Dante Preciado

Kathleen Rasmussen

Gwen Twillman

Bronze Founder – $150+

Mary Camire

David Klurfeld

Felicia Price

Barbara A Lohse

Founder – $100+

Cora Best

Adrianne Bendich

Andrew Brown

Mary Pat Cornett

Sheila Fleischhacker

Janet Grommet

Van Hubbard

Mark Kern

Phil Lofgren

Sabrina Martinez

Haile Mehansho

Indra Mehrotra

Dawna Mughal

Nada Porter

Nancy Rawson

Barbara Schneeman

Joanna Skinner

Marta Van Loan

Sonia Vega-Lopez

Connie Weaver

Ally – $50+

Regan Bailey

Albert Barrocas

Shirley Blakely

Robert Carter

Amy Gavin

Cynthia Klobodu

Harriet Kuhnlein

Sarah McCormack

Nana Gletsu-Miller

Purnima Menon

Habiba Nur

Diane O’Brien

Sumira Phatak

Ryan Singh

Marta Van Loan

Additional Donors – Up to $50

Elizabeth Adams

Roberta Anding

Martha Belury

Cora Best

Lauren Dougherty

Lorena Drago

Caitlin French

Caroline Hamatake

Shirin Hooshmand

Nancy Howarth

Sel Hwahng

Rachel Gilbert

Elizabeth Katzman

Laryssa Kaufman

Kristie Lancaster

Emily Lanighan

Roni Neff

Stephanie Sinnett

Maret Traber

Lynn Westine


Thank you to our Founding Donors!

You can still be a part of this important effort. Every contribution counts.

1National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics. 2019. Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering: 2019. Special Report NSF 19-304. Alexandria, VA. Available at www.nsf.gov/statistics/wmpd/.