Maura Harrigan

MS, RD, CSO, Dietitian and Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition. Project Manager of LEAN study, Yale School of Public Health, USA.

Subject: Olive Oil and Nutrition in Cancer Care

Maura Harrigan, MS, RD, CSO is a Registered
Dietitian and Certified Specialist in Oncology
Nutrition from the Academy of Nutrition and
Dietetics. She completed her Dietetic Internship at
The New York Hospital – Cornell Medical Center and
a Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition
from New York University. At the Yale School of
Public Health, Maura is the Project Manager
of the Trial of Exercise and Lifestyle (TEAL) in women
with ovarian cancer and the Lifestyle,
Exercise and Nutrition (LEAN) Study in women with
breast cancer. Both trials evaluate the
impact of a plant-based diet and exercise on
treatment adherence and chemotherapy completion
rates. Maura has also provided the nutrition
counseling at the Yale Cancer Center Survivorship
Clinic, one of the only multi-disciplinary clinics in the
U.S. specializing in cancer survivorship.
As a contributing author on numerous publications
and a frequently invited speaker, Maura is
working towards integrating plant-based nutrition
and exercise into the standard of care for all
oncology patients. When Maura is not cooking or
hiking, you can find her at the opera.