Dr. Irwin Rosenberg is University Professor of Nutrition and Medicine at Tufts University's USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA) and the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. He was educated through University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin and received his M.D. at Harvard Medical School. Throughout his career, Rosenberg has participated in many national and international nutrition policy efforts and has held positions on committees for the Food and Drug Administration and the Institute of Medicine. Dr. Rosenberg was appointed Director of the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts in 1986 and then Dean of the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy in 1993.
His research interests include the impact of diet and nutrition on aging brain functions with special reference to the vitamins folic acid and B12. Dr. Rosenberg was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and served as chair of its Food and Nutrition Board. He is recent editor of the Food and Nutrition Bulletin and former editor of the Nutrition Reviews and the Tufts Health and Nutrition Letter.