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Mary Tabacchi, PhD
Cornell University

Professor Mary Tabacchi, an academic specializing in the wellness and spa industry since 1980, currently serves on the Global Wellness Summit board of directors, the board of The New York Spa Alliance and has served on the board and several committees of ISPA. She has a Ph.D. in biochemical nutrition, biostatistics and is a well-respected author and researcher. Professor Tabacchi began teaching at Cornell since 1972 – first in the Division of Nutritional Sciences then in Plant Science and since 1978 in the School of Hotel Administration.  She has published numerous papers and books on nutrition, spa and other related subjects and travels around the world speaking about the spa industry. She is passionate about hiking, weight training, yoga, travel and her new husband.