Jane E. Brody, The New York Times Personal Health columnist who has been dubbed “High Priestess of Health” by Time Magazine, will address the 16th Annual Conference on “Nutrition, Health and Wellness for the Leadership 100 Family” on Thursday, February 1, 2007.
Ms. Brody received her B.S. degree in biochemistry from the New York State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University in 1962 and a master’s degree in science writing from the University of Wisconsin School of Journalism the following year. After two years as a general assignment reporter for the Minneapolis Tribune, in 1965 she joined The New York Times as a full-time specialist in medicine and biology. In 1976 she became The Times's Personal Health columnist. Her widely read and quoted column, which appears every Tuesday in The Times's Science Times section and in more than 100 other newspapers around the country. In 1987, she was awarded an honorary doctorate from Princeton University. She also has honorary doctorates from Hamline University in St. Paul, the State University of New York Health Sciences University and the University of Minnesota School of Public Health.
Ms. Brody has written ten books including the best-sellers Jane Brody's Nutrition Book and Jane Brody's Good Food Book. Her other books include Jane Brody's Good Food Gourmet; Jane Brody's Good Seafood Book; Jane Brody's Cold and Flu Fighter, Jane Brody's Allergy Fighter, The New York Times Book of Health and The New York Times Book of Women’s Health. She is co-author of The New York Times Guide to Alternative Health, published in 2001.
Ms. Brody was born on May 19, 1941, in Brooklyn, New York, where she presently resides with her husband Richard Engquist, a lyricist for stage musicals. Their twin sons, Erik and Lorin, both married, share her enthusiasm for wholesome food and fitness. She and Richard are the proud grandparents of four boys, including a pair of twins who at age 6 are still resisting her efforts to sell them on fruits and vegetables.