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Nutritional Sciences - Faculty Expertise

Name Expertise  
Barbara Brown
Food Specialist, Associate Professor
Home food preservation
Consumer food issues
Barbara Brown
Winyoo Chowanadisai
Assistant Professor
Molecular genetics
Brain development
Alzheimer's disease
Metal metabolism genes
Nutrient-gene interactions
Stephen Clarke
Professor/Department Head
Impact of iron status on metabolic disease
Regulation of metal metabolism by non-coding RNAs
Phytochemicals and epigenetic control of cholesterol metabolism
Stephen Clarke

Sam Emerson
Assistant Professor

Metabolic and inflammatory responses to meal consumption
Physical activity and nutrition interactions
Aging and metabolic health
Sam Emerson
Shirley Evans
Visiting Instructor
Maternal and Infant Nutrition  
Shirley Evans

Candance Gabel
Associate Extension Specialist
State Coordinator, Community Nutrition Education Programs

Community Nutrition
Chronic Disease Prevention

Candace Gabel

Allison Hepworth
Assistant Professor

Childhood Obesity Prevention
Parenting and Infant Development
Food Media
Digital Nutrition Education
Health Disparities

Allison Hepworth
Janice Hermann
Professor, OCES Adult and Older Adult Nutrition Specialist
Community nutrition education
Elderly nutrition education
Janice Hermann
Deana Hildebrand
Professor and Graduate Program Coordinator

Community and Public Health Nutrition
Obesity Prevention
Nutrition Policy, Systems and Environments
School and Child Care Nutrition Programs
Nutrition Education

Deana Hildebrand

Jillian Joyce
Assistant Professor

Public health nutrition
Child nutrition programs
School health initiatives
Dietary quality assessment
Jill Joyce
Tay Kennedy
Associate Professor
Maternal and child nutrition
Children with disabilities
Effects of micronutrients on child development
Effects of heavy metals on child development
Tay Kennedy

Yoo Kim
Assistant Professor

Nutrient-Gene Interaction
Obesity and Diabetes
Glucose Metabolism and Insulin Signaling Pathway
Functional Foods

Yoo Kim

Jennifer Klufa
Assistant Extension Specialist

Youth Nutrition Education
School Nutrition Education
School Health Initiatives
Infant Feeding Practices

Jennifer Klufa
Dingbo Lin
Associate Professor

Interplay of microbiome-carotenoid metabolism
Mitochondrial function and energy metabolism
Oxidative stress and chronic inflammation
Diabetes and infectious disease

Daniel Lin
Edralin Lucas
Professor/Jim and Lynne Williams Professor
Functional food
cardiovascular and skeletal health
analytical methods
clinical chemistry
Nutritional Biochemistry
Ed Lucas
McKale Montgomery
Assistant Professor
Roles of nutrient metabolism in cancer progression

Epigenetic regulation of metabolism
Nutrient-gene interactions

McKale Montgomery

Diana Romano
Assistant State Specialist
Community Nutrition Education Program

Community Nutrition Education
Adult Nutrition Education
Hispanic/Latino Culture

Diana Romano
Brenda J. Smith
Regents Professor/John and Sue Taylor Professorship/Associate Dean of the Graduate College
Role of immune and antioxidant systems on bone biology
Inflammation, nutrition and aging
Effects of phytochemicals and exercise on bone health
Brenda Smith
Barbara Stoecker
Regents Professor and Marilynn Thoma Chair
Trace elements
Zinc and cognition
International nutrition problems
Infant and young child feeding practices
Food and nutritional security
Zinc and cognition
Micronutrient deficiencies
Barbara Stoecker
Gena Wollenberg
Director, Dietetic Internship/Teaching Associate Professor
Community Nutrition
Sports Nutrition
Gena Wollenberg