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Head of Tufts Obesity Clinic for Animals, Tufts University

Dr. Deborah Linder, a board-certified veterinary nutritionist, is a Research Assistant Professor at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University and Co-Director of the Tufts Institute for Human-Animal Interaction. She has had articles appear in Eating Well, the Boston Globe, AARP, SHAPE, and XM Sirius Radio Doctor Channel. She has spoken at national and international conferences and a Capitol Hill briefing, and is an expert in pet obesity, nutrition communication, and in human-animal interaction. Her recent research includes the impact of animal-assisted interventions on childhood obesity and child literacy.


  • –present
    Head of Tufts Obesity Clinic for Animals Clinical Nutrition Service, Tufts University


Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Nutrition