James E. Tillotson

Professor, Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University


Education
  • MA, Biology, Boston University
  • AB, Behavioral Sciences, Harvard College
  • PhD, Food Science and Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • MBA, University of Delaware

Curriculum Vitae - James E. Tillotson

Professional Activities
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Family Medicine & Community, Tufts School of Medicine

Research Interests
  • International and domestic food and agribusiness
  • government food policies
  • government regulation of the food industry
ARTICLES
• Americans' Food Shopping in Today's Lousy Economy (part 2), Nutrition Today, Volume 44, Number 5 September/October, 2009 (in press).
• Americans' Food Shopping in Today's Lousy Economy (part 1), Nutrition Today, Volume 44, Number 4, July/August, 2009.
What Goes up Always comes down: The Facts about Agricultural Commodity Cycles, Nutrition Today, Volume 44, Number 3, May/June 2009 .
"Why Does My Food Suddenly Cost So Much?" Nutrition Today, Volume 44, Number 1, January/February, 2009.
• Tillotson, James E. "Nutrition's New Frontier with Our Young?" Nutrition Today 42, no. 2 (2007).
Tillotson, James E. "Agribusiness - the Backbone of our Diet for Better...or for Worse? (Part 1)." Nutrition Today 41, no. 5 (2006): 233-238.
Tillotson, James E. "Who's the Average Joe Eater to Believe?" Nutrition Today 41, no. 3 (2006): 112-114.
Tillotson, James E. "Whole Foods Market - Redefining the Supermarket Experience." Nutrition Today 41, no. 2 (2006): 67-69.
Tillotson, James E. "Agribusiness - the Backbone of our Diet for Better...or for Worse? (Part 2)." Nutrition Today 41, no. 6 (2006): 260-266.
Tillotson, James E. "The Mega-Brands that Rule Our Diet (Part 2)." Nutrition Today 40, no. 6 (2006): 17-21.
Tillotson, James E. "Wal-Mart and Our Food." Nutrition Today 40, no. 5 (2005): 234-237.
Tillotson, James E. "The Heavy Burden of Eating-Out Today." Nutrition Today 40, no. 4 (2005): 173-175.
Tillotson, James E. "10 Things Congress Needs to Know about Obesity." Nutrition Today 40, no. 3 (2005): 126-129.
Tillotson, James E. "Health Claims 2005: A New Tower of Babel? (Part 2)." Nutrition Today 40, no. 2 (2005): 88-91.
Tillotson, James E. "The Mega-Brands that Rule Our Diet (Part 1)." Nutrition Today 40, no. 6 (2005): 257-260.
Tillotson, James E. "Who's Filling Up Your shopping bag? (Part 2)." Nutrition Today 39, no. 5 (2004): 216-219.
Tillotson, James E. "America's Obesity: Conflicting Public Policies, Industrial Economic Development, and Unintended Consequences." Annual Review of Nutrition 24, (2004): 617-643.
Tillotson, James E. "Who's Filling Up Your shopping bag? (Part 1)." Nutrition Today 39, no. 4 (2004): 176-179.
Tillotson, James E. "Global Food Companies in the Developing World: Benefactors, Malefactors or Inevitable Change Agents?" Nutrition Today 39, no. 3 (2004): 118-121.
Tillotson, James E. "Health Claims 2005: A New Tower of Babel? (Part 1)." Nutrition Today 39, no. 6 (2004): 257-259.
Tillotson, James E. "Pandemic Obesity: What is the Solution?" Nutrition Today 39, no. 1 (2004).
Tillotson, James E. "Pandemic Obesity: Agriculture's Cheap Food Policy is a Bad Bargain." Nutrition Today 38, no. 5 (2003): 186-190.
Tillotson, James E. "Pandemic Obesity: Unintended Policy Consequences." Nutrition Today 38, no. 4 (2003): 116-119.
Tillotson, James E. "Fast-Casual Dining -- Our Next Eating Passion?." Nutrition Today 38, no. 3 (2003): 91-94.
Tillotson, James E. "The Politicalization of Food Quality." Nutrition Today 38, no. 2 (2003): 54-56.
• "Does Nutrition Sell? Do Health Claims Work?" (Part 2) Nutrition Today, Volume 38, Number 1 (January/February 2003).
Tillotson, James E. "Pandemic Obesity: Time for a Change in Economic and Development Politics Affecting the Food Industry?" Nutrition Today 38, no. 6 (2003): 242-246.
• "What does the future hold for American Food Companies?" Nutrition Today, Volume 37, Number 5 (September/October 2002).
• "Have Health Messages Spurred Industry-sponsored Academic Research?" Nutrition Today, Volume 37, Number 4 (July/August 2002).
• "We're fat, getting fatter! What is the Food Industry's Role?" Nutrition Today, Volume 37, Number 3 (May/June 2002).
• "Food Brands: Friend or Foe?" Nutrition Today, Volume 37, Number 2 (March/April 2002).
• "Does Nutrition Sell? Do Health Claims Work?" (Part 1) Nutrition Today, Volume 37, Number 6 (November/December 2002).
• "Our Ready-Prepared Ready-to-eat Nation," Nutrition Today, Volume 37, Number 1 (January/February 2002) reprinted in the Annual Editions: Nutrition 2004 (April 2004).
• "Are Your Juices and Your Company Ready for the Next Century? Changing World, Changing Tastes," Fruit Processing (July 2000).
• "Global Supermarkets," Nutrition Today, Volume 35, Number 3 (May/June 2000).

BOOKS
• "Multinational Food Companies and Developing Nations’ Diets," Food Policy Options: Preventing and Controlling Nutrition-related Non-Communicable Diseases, WHO/World Bank, (July 2003).

BOOK CHAPTERS
Tillotson, James E. "Convenience Foods." In Encyclopedia of Food Sciences and Nutrition, 2003.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
• "Juices in the 21st Century: A Futuristic Vision of the Global Fruit & Vegetable juice Industry," Annuals of the 22nd International Federation of Fruit Juice Producers, Paris, France. (August 1999).
• "Innovations in Food Companies in the United States," Proceeding of Innovation from Research to Companies in the Food Sector Conference, Trolleholm, Sweden. (July 1999).

OP-EDS
• Op-ed: Iowa City eating experience Iowa City Press-Citizen August 18, 2006.
• Tillotson, James E. "Perspective - Will They Eat It?" The Boston Globe Magazine, 1 October 2006.
• Tillotson, James E. "No wonder we're getting so fat." The Boston Globe, 17 September 2004.
• Tillotson, James E. "Nation's Obesity Problem Fed by Farming Subsidies." The Wichita Eagle, 27 June 2004.



Email Address
James.Tillotson@tufts.edu

Office Phone
781.383.6608

Office Fax
617.627.3886

Office Location
50 Harrison Avenue

Mailing Address
School of Nutrition Science & Policy, Tufts University, 50 Harrison Ave.
Boston, MA, 02111