Mindy S. Kurzer

Mindy Kurzer

Mindy S. Kurzer, Ph.D.
Director, Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives Institute
Professor, Department of Food Science and Nutrition and
Department of Medicine - Division of Hematology, Oncology Transplantation
Director of Graduate Studies, Nutrition Graduate Program

Mindy Kurzer is a professor in the Department of Food Science and Nutrition at the University Of Minnesota, where she also directs the Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives Institute and the nutrition graduate program. Her current research interests focus on the biological effects of bioactive constituents of plant foods such as soy and green tea. She currently is principal investigator of two clinical trials funded by the National Institutes of Health to evaluate the breast cancer preventive effects of green tea in postmenopausal women, and the breast cancer preventive effects of exercise in premenopausal women. She received her Ph. D. in nutrition from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1984 and received postdoctoral training at the National Nutrition Institute in Rome and Odense University, Denmark (as a NATO postdoctoral fellow) and the University of California, San Francisco (in Reproductive Endocrinology).