Adjunct Professor of Law
Georgetown University Law Center
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Sheila Fleischhacker, PhD, JD, RDN is an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University where she teaches a first-of-its-kind nutrition law and policy course and co-teaches a unique course on the first 1,000 days of life. She is developing a course book that synthesizes key law and policy approaches from historical and contemporary perspectives across the globe to improving healthy eating and reducing nutrition-related non-communicable diseases and food insecurity.
As founder and president of Fly Health, LLC, she provides public health law research consulting services. Previously, she was the senior advisor of nutrition and food safety at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Office of the Chief Scientist (2017-2018), on detail from the National Institutes of Health (2012-2018). During her federal service, she was the liaison to a variety of organizations, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Nutrition and Obesity Policy Research and Evaluation Network (NOPREN), the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR), Let’s Move! and Healthy People. Prior to that, she was an adjunct assistant professor of nutrition at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the principal investigator for the American Indian Healthy Eating Project and its subsequent capacity building project known as Healthy Native North Carolinians.
Dr. Fleischhacker received her bachelor’s degree in 2000 and J.D. in 2007, with a Certificate in Health Law from Loyola University Chicago and Ph.D. in Integrative Biosciences/Nutritional Sciences from The Pennsylvania State University in 2004. She completed her Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) internship through a distance program at Iowa State University in 2018. She was admitted into the Illinois Bar in November 2007, and she is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the Society of Nutrition Education and Behavior (serving as a director-at-large and was awarded the 2018 Mid-Career Award), the American Society for Nutrition (recently elected to its board of directors) and the Academy of Food Law Professors. She is the 2020 immediate past chair of the Arlington Partnership for Children, Youth and Families and serves on the leadership team of Arlington’s Destination 2027, which helped develop and implement the county’s first equity resolution.
Tuesday, June 2, 2020
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM EDT
Tuesday, June 2, 2020
2:45 PM – 2:55 PM EDT