Dr. Dana Ellis Hunnes is an Assistant Professor with the Fielding School of Public Health at UCLA and Senior Dietitian at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. She has dedicated herself to understanding the relationships among climate change, food choices, and food security, and how they affect our health.
She earned her BS in nutrition and human biology from Cornell University, her RD at Emory University, and her Masters of Public Health (MPH) and PhD in climate change and food security from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.
Dana has worked in the U.S. and overseas, including in Ethiopia and east Africa, researching issues of famine, climate-induced migration, and food insecurity.
As an environmentalist and professor dedicated to the study of climate change, she teaches her students about the habits and diets that are sustainable and protect the land, save water, and lower greenhouse gas emissions.
The news media regularly rely on her expertise and she has been interviewed by NBC Nightly News, WBAI radio, Spectrum 1 TV, and KTLA-TV and has written for the Huffington Post, One Green Planet, and Self magazine. She has been quoted in the Associated Press, Live Science, Healthline, Women's Health, Well + Good, Health, Cosmopolitan, Men's Journal, the Los Angeles Times, and many other news outlets.
Now, in her first book, Dr. Hunnes combines her authoritative research and deep understanding of the planet in crisis with her practical, hands-on health knowledge and advice in RECIPE FOR
SURVIVAL: What You Can Do to Live a Healthier and More Environmentally Friendly Life, which Cambridge University Press will publish on January 27, 2022. Dana lives in Los Angeles with her 7-year-old son, 17-year-old chocolate lab, and husband.