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Graduate Program Faculty and Staff

Appointment Type
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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.

Department
  • 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.

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 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.

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

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

Department
  • Nutritional Sciences - NUTR
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.

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
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.

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