Our ultimate goal is to find solutions and produce research and intervention techniques that improve the health of people everywhere. Our faculty trains graduate students in nutritional sciences, clinical nutrition, and public health to become global leaders and policy makers in their field. They participate in a broad range of research in the physiological, biochemical, and behavioral aspects of nutrition and their respective practical applications. Among our areas of focus is a commitment to research that impacts the health of minority and underserved global populations. Learn more about our department's Global Impact and commitment to world-wide public health research, policy and education.
Areas of Interest
Cancer -- We identify patterns in obesity and physical activity that influence the risk of developing and surviving various forms of the disease
Cardiovascular Disease and Metabolic Syndrome -- We investigate lipid metabolism, as well as molecular manipulation for prevention and treatment in high-risk populations
Diabetes -- From basic science to public health, we aim to prevent and treat Type 2 Diabetes in high-risk populations, and study Type 1 Diabetes in youth to improve their quality of life
Health Behavior-- Research involves socioeconomic, psychosocial, and behavioral issues related to weight management and disease risk reduction
Immune function and Infection Disease-- We explore the relationship between host nutrition, immunity, and response to infectious disease, and study toxic trace elements to identify molecular, genetic, and metabolic risk factors
Maternal and Child Nutrition-- We focus on nutritional status of low-income mothers, fetal development, breastfeeding, and key nutrients in infant/toddler development.
Obesity--includes a focus on childhood obesity, school and community nutrition policy, and translational research from lab to community regarding obesity's influence on immune response.
|Last updated October 24, 2013|