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Complex interactions

Investigating and strategizing to improve overall health and wellness
We examine the intricate connections between diet and health to develop nutrition and physical activity strategies to improve human health and well-being.

Combatting heart disease

Dr. Sam Emerson, nutritional sciences assistant professor, is using funding from the American Heart Association to research specific ways for older women to combat heart disease. The study includes determining if resistance training can lessen cardiovascular risk in postmenopausal women.

Student spotlight

Nutritional sciences master’s student Christina Sciarrillo was the People’s Choice award recipient at the 2018 OSU Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition with her presentation titled “Saturated Fat, Friend or Foe?”

 

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Implications of nutrition on skeletal health

As a professor of nutritional sciences, Dr. Brenda Smith takes a broader approach to nutrition and bone health research by examining the effects of nutrients involved as well as the bioactive components that may be found in food. 

Distinguished research

Dr. Barbara Stoecker’s research in the field of micronutrients and human health has earned her an international reputation. She has pioneered discoveries on the trace element chromium in daily requirements, as well as chromium’s role in lipid and insulin metabolism.

Associated Research Faculty

Meet our human clinical nutrition research faculty:
 

 

 

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