Maria Pontes Ferreira Joins the Sport & Society Advisory Board

  • 2016-02-17

The Sport & Society Knowledge Community is very pleased to welcome Maria Pontes Ferreira to our Advisory Board.

Dr. Ferreira is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Nutrition and Food Science, at Wayne State University and a recent recipient of a Fulbright Award to Brazil. She completed her IRACDA postdoctoral fellowship at Haskell Indian Nations University and the University of Kansas. She is interested in complementary and integrative health-such as natural health products and traditional lifestyles-for disease prevention and athletic performance enhancement. She is also an advocate for underrepresented minority populations, including women, Aboriginal/Native Americans, African Americans, and Latin Americans in North American STEM.

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