Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity

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Patrick Mustain, MPH, MA

Patrick Mustain is a Communications Manager at the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity. He manages internal and external communications duties and works with various Rudd Center teams to promote and disseminate Rudd Center research and advocacy initiatives.  He specializes in multimedia production, and has worked as a fitness professional, videographer, and health and science writer.

Patrick Earned an MPH in Community Health Education at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health and an MA in Medical and Science Journalism at the University of North Carolina School of Journalism and Mass Communications. He studied Kinesiology for his undergraduate degree at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Patrick also has a number of freelance video and writing projects that can be found at his website,, including work from his position as a regular contributor for Scientific American's Food Matters blog.