About Meredith's Work

Dr. Meredith Niles is Acting Director of the Gund Institute for Environment, Associate Director of the Food Systems Research Center, and an Associate Professor in food systems and nutrition at the University of Vermont.  Her research explores pathways to improve health and environmental outcomes in food systems, especially through farmer adoption of more sustainable practices, and by preventing food insecurity from climate change and pandemics, especially for marginalized populations. Dr. Niles holds a B.A in political science from The Catholic University of America, a PhD in ecology from UC Davis, and was a Sustainability Science post-doctorate fellow at Harvard University.