Yasmin Mossavar-Rahmani, is associate professor of clinical epidemiology and population health in the division of health promotion and nutrition research at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University in New York. She has a background in anthropology and specializes in both nutrition assessment and intervention.
Mossavar-Rahmani is the national principal investigator for the Study of Latinos: Nutrition and Physical Activity Assessment Study (SOLNAS). It is an ancillary study to SOL, the largest-ever study of Latino health in the U.S., funded by the National Institutes of Health. In SOLNAS, she investigates measurement errors in participants’ self-reported diet and physical activity, using cutting-edge approaches such as biomarkers. She is also the principal investigator at Einstein for the SOL Sueño/Sleep Study, which is investigating the association of sleep habits with obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and hypertension among Latinos in the U.S.
As an interventionist, Mossavar-Rahmani served as a co-investigator and lead nutritionist of the NIH-funded Women's Health Initiative (WHI) Dietary Modification Trial, and participated in numerous national committees. She co-chaired the WHI self-monitoring working group, for which she received the WHI Achievement Award, and served as national chair of WHI Lead Nutritionists.
Mossavar-Rahmani teaches an elective course on nutrition and health for first-year medical students at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She is also a member of the international Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers