Behavioral Health and Community Nutrition

The following faculty are those with an emphasis in Public Health and Community Nutrition. 

Mary Fristad, Ph.D. ABPP, Professor, Department of Psychiatry. Examines the role of micronutrients inthe treatment of mood disorders in youth.

Carolyn Gunther, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Department of Human Sciences. Behavioral and environmental factors that influence a child’s risk for obesity.

Irene Hatsu, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Department of Human Sciences. Nutrition and health consequences of food insecurity in underserved and vulnerable populations.

Sanja Ilic, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Department of Human Sciences. Microbial food safety including human pathogens, E. coli, Samonella, and L. monocytogenes and food safety education.

Rebecca Jackson, M.D. Associate Dean of Clincal Research. Director, The Center for Clinical and Translational Science; Professor, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism. Metabolic bone diseases and women's health.

William Kraemer, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Human Sciences. Dietary supplements and endocrine mechanisms related to growth and tissue repair.

Ken Lee, Ph.D. Department of Food Science and Technology. Nutrient alteration during food processing.

Carla Miller, Ph.D. R.D., Department of Human Sciences. Examination of the impact of lifestyle interventions on health behavior outcomes.

Susan Olivo-Marston, Ph.D. MPH, College of Public Health. Epidemiologic and animal models to investigate how cancer risk is modified by lifestyle, specifically, dietary modifications.

Jeff Volek, Ph.D. R.D., Department of Human Sciences. Clinical application of low carbohydrate and ketogenic diets on the managment of insulin resistance and type-2 diabetes and athletic performance and recovery.

Hua Wang, Ph.D. Professor of Food Science and Technology. Antibiotic resistance gene transfer, gut microbiota and gut health.