Linda Delahanty, MS, RDN, LDN, is Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, Chief Dietitian, Director of Nutrition and Behavioral Research and Director of the Path to Lifestyle Change Program at the MGH Diabetes Center. She received her MS in Nutrition from Boston University.
Ms. Delahanty’s research has focused the design and implementation of evidence-based nutrition and lifestyle interventions for the treatment of prediabetes, type 1 and type 2 diabetes, hyperlipidemia, breast cancer and obesity. She is the MGH site Principal Investigator and architect of the lifestyle interventions for two NIH funded Food as Medicine studies targeting diabetes and HIV in people with food insecurity.
She was multiple-Principal Investigator of the REAL HEALTH-Diabetes trial, which translated the Look AHEAD lifestyle intervention for type 2 diabetes into usual care at community health centers. She has conducted research on the psychological and behavioral predictors of weight loss in the context of multiple NIH funded lifestyle intervention studies. Ms. Delahanty has translated the evidence-based lifestyle intervention from the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) into a clinical program called the Path to Lifestyle Change. Ms. Delahanty has authored two books: 101 Weight Loss Tips for Preventing and Controlling Diabetes and Beating Diabetes.