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Graduate Program Adminstrative Assistant
Department
  • Nutritional Sciences - NUTR
Assistant Teaching Professor
Department
  • Nutritional Sciences - NUTR
Administrative Support Coordinator
Department
  • Nutritional Sciences - NUTR
Nutritional Sciences Advisor
Department
  • Nutritional Sciences - NUTR
Research Assistant Professor
Summary Statement

My research interest’s concerns nutritional and genetic determinants of hyperhomocysteinemia, and the molecular mechanisms through which hyperhomocysteinemia causes hypomethylation, endothelial dysfunction, and vascular disease. 

Department
  • Nutritional Sciences - NUTR
Research Epidemiologist
Summary Statement

Micronutrients and pregnancy;

Maternal and child health nutrition - focusing on iron deficiency with/out anemia and their mental well-being in at-risk populations.

Department
  • Micronutrient and Pregnancy Lab
Director of the Undergraduate Dietetics Program
Associate Teaching Professor
Department
  • Nutritional Sciences - NUTR
Assistant Teaching Professor
Department
  • Nutritional Sciences - NUTR
Assistant Teaching Professor
Department
  • Nutritional Sciences - NUTR
Professor
Director of Nutritional Epidemiology Lab
Summary Statement

As an epidemiologist, Dr. Gao is interested in nutritional epidemiology, sleep disorders, neurological diseases, aging,  stress, and global health.

Department
  • Nutritional Sciences - NUTR
Associate Professor
Summary Statement

Micronutrients and pregnancy; placenta; adverse pregnancy outcomes; plasma volume; public health issues in low- and middle-income countries.

Department
  • Nutritional Sciences - NUTR
Project Coordinator
Summary Statement

Kara is the Project Coordinator for the Food and Brain Study (Brain Mechanisms of Overeating in Children) for the Children's Eating Lab.

Department
  • Nutritional Sciences - NUTR
Assistant Research Professor
Summary Statement

Emily is a nutrition scientist interested in the interactions between diet and behavioral factors on growth and chronic disease risk in infants, children, adolescents, and pregnant women.

Department
  • Center for Childhood Obesity Research - CCOR
Project Coordinator, Diet Assessment Center
Department
  • Nutritional Sciences - NUTR
Adminstrative Assistant
Department
  • Nutritional Sciences - NUTR
Associate Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences
Director Metabolic Kitchen and Children's Eating Behavior Laboratory
Summary Statement

Eating behaviors in children; neural mechanisms of taste preference and eating behaviors in children; food marketing and childhood obesity; genetic and neural influences in taste in children.

Department
  • Nutritional Sciences - NUTR
Assistant Teaching Professor
Coordinator of Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Nutritional Science
Department
  • Nutritional Sciences - NUTR
Assistant Professor of Biobehavioral Health and Nutritional Sciences
Ann Atherton Hertzler Early Career Professorship in Nutrition
Summary Statement

As a social and behavioral scientist, Stephen Kodish is interested in the design, implementation, and evaluation of interventions aimed to improve the health and nutrition of vulnerable populations globally.

Department
  • Biobehavioral Health - BBH
Evan Pugh University Professor of Nutritional Sciences
Summary Statement

Effects of diet on established and emerging risk factors for cardiovascular disease.

Department
  • Nutritional Sciences - NUTR
Assistant Teaching Professor
Supervised Experiential Learning Coordinator
Department
  • Nutritional Sciences - NUTR
Assistant AD for Performance Nutrition Services
Summary Statement

Certified Sports Dietitian: 9th year in intercollegiate athletics
Previous Director at Notre Dame and The University of Louisville

Department
  • Nutritional Sciences - NUTR
Assistant Professor
Director, Health, Ingestive Behavior, and Technology Laboratory
Summary Statement

Dr. Masterson broadly investigated how technology and media can influence eating behavior and he works to adapt these tools and methods to improve health.

Department
  • Nutritional Sciences - NUTR
Assistant Research Professor
Director, Project PA
Department
  • Nutritional Sciences - NUTR
Instructor of Foods Lab
Department
  • Nutritional Sciences - NUTR
Associate Research Professor
Director, Diet Assessment Center
Summary Statement

The Diet Assessment Center provides support for internal and external research projects with dietary outcomes.

Department
  • Nutritional Sciences - NUTR
Professor-in-Charge of the Graduate Program
Associate Professor
Summary Statement

Micronutrient deficiencies (primarily iron); mother-child interactions; child development; cognition and affect; biofortification

Department
  • Nutritional Sciences - NUTR
Assistant Professor
Broadhurst Career Development Professor for the Study of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Summary Statement

Dr. Muzi Na’s research program explores food insecurity, nutrition, sleep and mental health connections that weave together multiple psychosocial and behavioral factors.

Department
  • Nutritional Sciences - NUTR
Financial Assistant
Department
  • Nutritional Sciences - NUTR
Assistant Teaching Professor
Professor In Charge of the Undergraduate Program
Department
  • Nutritional Sciences - NUTR
Associate Teaching Professor
Director, MPS Program in Nutritional Sciences
Summary Statement

Best practices in teaching and learning; cultural competence and diversity skills; best practices in online and hybrid learning; nutrition education and health in the Latino population.

Department
  • Nutritional Sciences - NUTR
Research Nutritionist
Summary Statement

Liane Roe designs and conducts statistical analysis of research in food intake, satiety, and obesity prevention in the Laboratory for the Study of Human Ingestive Behavior. 

Department
  • Nutritional Sciences - NUTR
Associate Professor
Director, Nutrition and Immunity Lab
Summary Statement

I am an Associate Professor of Nutritional Sciences and Physiology with training in metabolism, immunology, and cancer biology.

Department
  • Nutritional Sciences - NUTR
Professor and Helen A. Guthrie Chair
Director, Laboratory for the Study of Human Ingestive Behavior
Summary Statement

Satiety and obesity; Influence of food characteristics such as variety, energy density, and portion size on energy intake across the lifespan.

Department
  • Nutritional Sciences - NUTR
Professor of Nutrition and Physiology
Dorothy Foehr Huck Chair
Department Head
Summary Statement

Vitamin A/retinoid metabolism; hepatic retinoid function and gene expression; Vitamin A in infection and immunity; Vitamin A and lung development in neonatal period.

Department
  • Nutritional Sciences - NUTR
Professor of Nutritional Sciences
Summary Statement

The consequences of over-nutrition and the stress of "western diets" related to lipid mediators and a global shift of dietary fatty acids; identifying markers of disease and better ways to prevent or manage disease.

Department
  • Nutritional Sciences - NUTR
Assistant Professor of Nutritional Physiology and Microbiome
Summary Statement

Macronutrient (dietary fibers)-gut microbiome interaction; microbiome- informed dietary interventions to improve chronic inflammatory diseases; mechanism(s) by which gut microbiota-derived metabolites (and products) alleviate or aggravate metabolic syndrome and IBD.

Department
  • Nutritional Sciences - NUTR
Associate Professor
Lloyd & Dorothy Foehr Huck Chair in Metabolic Physiology
Summary Statement

Central nervous system governs feeding behaviour and importantly, vice versa, the food consumed and the resulting neural and hormonal gut signals affect a broad network of neural circuits and behaviours.

Department
  • Nutritional Sciences - NUTR
Research Technologist
Summary Statement

I provide academic, administrative, and research support for Dr. Alison Gernand and her laboratory.

Department
  • Nutritional Sciences - NUTR
Administrative Assistant
Department
  • Nutritional Sciences - NUTR
Associate Professor
Director, Center for Childhood Obesity Research
Summary Statement

Behavioral (feeding practices, sleep) and individual factors that impact food intake; Responsive parenting; Clinical and community-based childhood obesity prevention interventions

Department
  • Nutritional Sciences - NUTR