Dr. Beaudreault is the World Food Center's director of nutrition and health at University of California, Davis. She focuses on the intersection of nutrition, food, and agriculture in strategy development, program implementation, and collaboration and outreach within UC Davis and globally. Her career spans 15 years’ in strategic communication, quantitative and qualitative research methodologies, and program development, implementation, and evaluation in agriculture and nutrition sciences, education, and communication. Prior to joining the World Food Center, she was Associate Director at The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science, a program of the New York Academy of Sciences, which advances evidenced-based nutrition science research through convening and coordinating global experts, funding of scientific research, and supporting knowledge dissemination. She also managed the Ohio State University Extension Agricultural and Safety Health Program; worked in research communication at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, OH, with an initiative to translate research to practice; and directed several U.S. Department of Education contracts in Washington, DC.
She holds a BS in Journalism from the E. W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University, and an MS in Agricultural Communication, a PhD in Agricultural Education and Extension, and a graduate certificate in survey research from The Ohio State University. Service activities include giving global presentations, publishing research and editorials, and serving as an expert on committees.