Lindsey Haynes-Maslow is a food systems and health analyst in the Food & Environment Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). Dr. Haynes-Maslow researches and advocates for policies that lead to a healthy, sustainable food and farming systems. As the program’s public health expert, Dr. Haynes-Maslow is an expert on the intersection between food systems, nutrition and public health, as well as the impact of government policies driving the food system.
Before joining UCS, Dr. Haynes-Maslow founded the Veggie Van Program, a program run by the nonprofit organization Community Nutrition Partnership. The Veggie Van Program sells affordable, fresh, local produce in low-income and underserved communities in North Carolina. The public health philosophy behind the Veggie Van Program focused on prevention: making healthy food affordable and accessible now will prevent diet-related chronic diseases in the future.
Dr. Haynes-Maslow has a Ph.D. in health policy and management from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She also earned a Masters in healthcare administration and a B.S. in public health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.