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Assistant Teaching Professor
Undergraduate Academic Adviser
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  • Nutritional Sciences - NUTR
Undergraduate Adminstrative Assistant
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  • Nutritional Sciences - NUTR
Assistant Teaching Professor
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  • Nutritional Sciences - NUTR
Administrative Support Coordinator
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  • 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. 

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  • Nutritional Sciences - NUTR
Director of the Undergraduate Dietetics Program
Associate Teaching Professor
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  • Nutritional Sciences - NUTR
Project Coordinator
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  • Nutritional Sciences - NUTR
Research Coordinator and Manager
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  • Childrens Eating Lab
Assistant Teaching Professor
Lead Academic Adviser
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  • Nutritional Sciences - NUTR
Assistant Teaching Professor
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  • Nutritional Sciences - NUTR
Assistant Teaching Professor
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  • Nutritional Sciences - NUTR
Assistant Research Professor
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  • Nutritional Sciences - NUTR
Assistant Director of Sports Nutrition
NUTR 407 Course Instructor
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  • Nutritional Sciences - NUTR
Associate Professor
Director of Nutritional Epidemiology Lab
Summary Statement

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

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  • Nutritional Sciences - NUTR
Ann Atherton Hertzler Early Career Professor in Global Health
Assistant Professor
Summary Statement

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

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  • 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
Adminstrative Assistant
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  • 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.

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  • Nutritional Sciences - NUTR
Assistant Teaching Professor
Coordinator of Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Nutritional Science
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  • 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
Distinguished Professor of Nutrition
Summary Statement

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

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  • Nutritional Sciences - NUTR
Dietetic Internship Director
Instructor
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  • 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

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  • Nutritional Sciences - NUTR
Assistant Research Professor
Director, Project PA
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  • Nutritional Sciences - NUTR
Instructor of Foods Lab
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  • Nutritional Sciences - NUTR
Study Coordinator
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  • Cardiometabolic Nutrition Research Lab (CNRL)
Associate Research Professor
Director, Diet Assessment Center
Summary Statement

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

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  • Diet Assessment Center
Professor-in-Charge of the Graduate Program
Associate Professor
Summary Statement

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

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

Maternal and child nutrition; infant and young child feeding practices; food insecurity; innovative quantitative methods in nutrition research.

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  • Nutritional Sciences - NUTR
Assistant Teaching Professor
Professor In Charge of the Undergraduate Program
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  • 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.

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  • Nutritional Sciences - NUTR
Assistant Research Professor
Summary Statement

Cardiovascular nutrition; diet quality as it relates to risk of CVD and diabetes; the role of foods, nutrients, bioactives and dietary patterns in the prevention of CVD and diabetes.

Department
  • Cardiometabolic Nutrition Research Lab (CNRL)
Summary Statement

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

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  • Nutritional Sciences - NUTR
Research Nutritionist
Summary Statement

Liane Roe has worked as a nutrition researcher at Penn State since 1998 in the Laboratory for the Study of Human Ingestive Behavior. She helps design experiments of human food intake and satiety, particularly aimed at the prevention of obesity.

Department
  • Food Lab
Associate Professor
Summary Statement

Role of changes in energy balance and related nutritional factors on inflammation; immune regulation and cancer risk using both animal models and human subjects.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Nutritional Sciences - NUTR
Associate Professor
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.

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  • Nutritional Sciences - NUTR
Research Technologist
Summary Statement

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

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  • 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

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  • Nutritional Sciences - NUTR