Meryl Rosofsky

Advisory Board Member
Hertzberg Palliative Care Institute, Mount Sinai, New York

Meryl Rosofsky is a food scholar, writer, teacher, and former strategy consultant whose work intersects the worlds of food, medicine, and the arts. Her research interests span many areas, united by her use of food as a lens for examining underlying social and cultural issues. Dr. Rosofsky is an adjunct professor in Food Studies at NYU, where she teaches experiential courses on Food, Culture, & Identity and on Sustainable Food Systems, with a focus on food as an avenue toward social justice. She has an MD from Harvard Medical School and a Masters in Food Studies from NYU.

As a physician by training and a food lover by birth and profession, Meryl is passionate about the power of food to comfort and connect people. In her role as a member of the Lilian and Benjamin Hertzberg Palliative Care Institute Advisory Board at Mount Sinai, she is eager to explore ways we can harness that power to help seriously ill patients, along with their families and caregivers.

In 2016, Meryl established the Special Foods Fund at Mount Sinai, which allows clinicians to fulfill special food requests for patients and their families so they have access to comforting, meaningful foods that might not be available through traditional hospital food services. She has organized panels on Food & Vibrant Aging, and hopes to delve more deeply into the Food + Medicine area in the near future. Meryl is excited to learn from speakers and fellow attendees at this Nourish Health Symposium, and is grateful to you all for sharing ideas and innovations at the important intersection of Food and Health!