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Nutrition

Field Description

Students may obtain training in many aspects of nutrition and in the biological or social sciences related to nutrition. For those preparing for laboratory experimentation in nutrition, minors in biochemistry, molecular biology or genetics usually are recommended, although other minors may be chosen. Students interested in community and international nutrition have access to active programs that provide opportunity for field experience in the United States or abroad.

Candidates for the Ph.D. degree select two minor concentrations, one of which is within the field. All degree programs require a thesis or dissertation; the specific requirements are determined by each candidate's Special Committee. Graduate students are generally required to assist in teaching as part of their training.

Faculty members in various colleges and divisions of the university who have interests in nutrition constitute the faculty in this field. Graduate students may study with faculty members in the Division of Nutritional Sciences, the Field of Comparative Biomedical Sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine, and the Fields of Animal Science and Food Science and Technology in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

 

 

Contact Information

Website: http://www.nutrition.cornell.edu/dns/academic/graduate.cfm
Email: nutrition_gfr@cornell.edu
Phone: 607 255-2628

B19 Savage Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY  14853

Subject and Degrees

Concentrations by Subject

Human Ecology

  • animal nutrition
  • community nutrition
  • human nutrition
  • international nutrition
  • molecular nutrition

Nutrition

  • animal nutrition
  • communnity nutrition
  • human nutirtion
  • international nutrition
  • molecular nutrition

Faculty

Laura Barre - (Ithaca) - (Minor Member)
Concentrations: Nutrition: human nutirtion; Human Ecology: human nutrition Research Interests: teaches integrative health sciences and assists with preparation for professional studies and health and humaities
Andre Bensadoun - (Ithaca) - (Graduate School Professor)
Concentrations: Nutrition: molecular nutrition Research Interests: lipid transport and biochemistry
Concentrations: Human Ecology: international nutrition; Nutrition: international nutrition Research Interests: Her research interests converage on the broad themes of sustainable agriculture, food security, health, nutrition and social inequalities, with a primary focus in southern Africa.
Patsy M Brannon - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Human Ecology: molecular nutrition Research Interests: molecular nutrition; maternal nutrition and placental gene regulation related to its growth and fetal/adult outcomes
James Thomas Brenna - (Ithaca) - (Graduate School Professor)
Concentrations: Nutrition: human nutirtion; molecular nutrition; Human Ecology: human nutrition; molecular nutrition Research Interests: mass spectrometry; human nutrition
Concentrations: Human Ecology: community nutrition; human nutrition; international nutrition; Nutrition: communnity nutrition; human nutirtion; international nutrition Research Interests: nutritional epidemiology of chronic disease
Marie A. Caudill - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Nutrition: human nutirtion; molecular nutrition; Human Ecology: human nutrition; molecular nutrition Research Interests: folate and choline requirements/metabolism with an emphasis on obtaining intake levels required for health and reduction of chronic disease
Bethany Cummings - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Nutrition: human nutirtion; Human Ecology: molecular nutrition Research Interests: My laboratory studies the etiology and treatment of obesity, insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. The prevalence of obesity and type 2 diabetes is rapidly expanding, creating a pressing need for the development of novel preventative and therapeutic strategies for obesity and type 2 diabetes.
Carol M Devine - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Human Ecology: community nutrition; Nutrition: communnity nutrition Research Interests: integration of work, family, and food choices, environmental interventions for obesity prevention
Katherine Dickin - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Human Ecology: community nutrition; international nutrition; Nutrition: communnity nutrition; international nutrition Research Interests: I conduct translational research to enhance the effectiveness of community-based programsfor improving nutritional status and reducing health disparities in the US and globally. This includes interventions promoting healthy food and activity practices, responsive child feeding, food security, micronutrient supplementation, and community engagement in nutrition action. My work translates research into programs, using quantitative and qualitative approaches to formative research and evaluation, and implementation research methods to examine program processes. A central focus is the interface between programs and communities, to identify contextual factors that influence motivation, self-efficacy, and behaviors of both providers and participants and to enhance utilization and effectiveness of interventions for low-income families. - See more at: http://www.human.cornell.edu/bio.cfm?netid=kld12#sthash.hBmuXB04.dpuf
Concentrations: Human Ecology: community nutrition; human nutrition; international nutrition; Nutrition: communnity nutrition; human nutirtion; international nutrition Research Interests: nutritional education for limited resource audiences
Martha S. Field - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Nutrition: molecular nutrition Research Interests: biochemistry, molecular, biology, protein-protein interactions, micronutirents, DNS repari, DNA replication, metabolism
Concentrations: Human Ecology: animal nutrition; human nutrition; molecular nutrition; Nutrition: animal nutrition; human nutirtion; international nutrition; molecular nutrition
Concentrations: Human Ecology: community nutrition; Nutrition: communnity nutrition Research Interests: communication nutrition; nutrition education; community nutrition
Zhenglong Gu - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Human Ecology: molecular nutrition; Nutrition: molecular nutrition Research Interests: evolutionary genomics
Jere Douglas Haas - (Ithaca) - (Graduate School Professor)
Concentrations: Nutrition: human nutirtion; international nutrition; Human Ecology: human nutrition; international nutrition Research Interests: human nutrition and growth; international nutrition
Karla Hanson - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Nutrition: communnity nutrition Research Interests: health and social policy, pverty and food insecurity, children and their family context, research methods and statistics
Concentrations: Nutrition: communnity nutrition; international nutrition Research Interests: poverty,food insecurity and undernutrition;desing/evolution of interventions
Concentrations: Human Ecology: community nutrition Research Interests: child and adolescent dietary behaviors; designs innovate and culturally dietary interventions to healthy eating in low-income communities
David A Levitsky - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Nutrition: human nutirtion; Human Ecology: human nutrition Research Interests: nutrition and behavior; regulation of energy balance
Marla E. Lujan - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Nutrition: human nutirtion; Human Ecology: human nutrition Research Interests: nutritional regulation of fertility; endocrinology and metabolism; polycystic ovary syndrome; ultrasonography
Concentrations: Human Ecology: animal nutrition; molecular nutrition; Nutrition: animal nutrition; molecular nutrition Research Interests: trace element metabolism in chickens; zinc; cadmium and copper; metallothionein
Saurabh Mehta - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Nutrition: human nutirtion; international nutrition; Human Ecology: human nutrition; international nutrition Research Interests: global health; human nutrition; epidemiology
Concentrations: Nutrition: human nutirtion; Human Ecology: human nutrition Research Interests: human nutrition, pregnancy, mineral regulation, mass spectrometry
Concentrations: Human Ecology: community nutrition; Nutrition: communnity nutrition Research Interests: nutrition intervention in communities; maternal and child nutrition; obesity in women
Concentrations: Nutrition: human nutirtion; molecular nutrition; Human Ecology: molecular nutrition Research Interests: nutritional biochemistry; nutrition and cancer
Concentrations: Human Ecology: community nutrition; international nutrition; Nutrition: communnity nutrition; international nutrition Research Interests: nutrition policies and programs in the United States and developing countries
Concentrations: Human Ecology: international nutrition; Nutrition: international nutrition Research Interests: Pingali has over three decades of experience working with some of the leading international agricultural development organizations as a research economist, development practitioner and senior manager. Professor Pingali has written 10 books and over 100 referred journal articles and book chapters on food policy, technological change, productivity growth, environmental externalities, and resource management in the developing world.
Per Pinstrup-Andersen - (Ithaca) - (Graduate School Professor)
Concentrations: Nutrition: international nutrition Research Interests: food policy research; global food system and the role of policy; economics; ethics and the market
Shu-Bing Qian - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Nutrition: human nutirtion; molecular nutrition; Human Ecology: human nutrition; molecular nutrition Research Interests: nutrient sensing mechanism; protein homeostasis and adaptive stress response
Concentrations: Nutrition: human nutirtion; international nutrition; Human Ecology: human nutrition; international nutrition Research Interests: maternal and child nutrition; pregnancy and lactation; human nutrition; international
David Ezra Sahn - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Human Ecology: international nutrition; Nutrition: international nutrition Research Interests: health economics; food and nutrition policy; economic development; poverty and inequality
Rebecca Seguin - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Human Ecology: community nutrition; Nutrition: communnity nutrition Research Interests: examine personal, social, leadership and built environment factors related to long-term maintenance of weight loss, physical activity, and dietary behaviors among overweight and obese midlife and older female participants
Jeffery Sobal - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Human Ecology: community nutrition; Nutrition: communnity nutrition Research Interests: social aspects of nutrition; obesity
Paul Soloway - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Nutrition: human nutirtion; molecular nutrition; Human Ecology: human nutrition; molecular nutrition Research Interests: mammalian genetics; epigenetics
Concentrations: Nutrition: human nutirtion; molecular nutrition; Human Ecology: human nutrition; molecular nutrition Research Interests: metabolism of sulfur-containing amino acids in mammals
Concentrations: Human Ecology: international nutrition; Nutrition: international nutrition Research Interests: maternal child nutrition; micronutrient deficiencies; nutrition and infection; parasitic infections; anemia; iron; zinc; vitamin A; lactation; nutrition interventions
Patrick J Stover - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Human Ecology: molecular nutrition; Nutrition: molecular nutrition Research Interests: regulation of one-carbon metabolism, genome stability and methylation
Concentrations: Nutrition: human nutirtion; Human Ecology: human nutrition Research Interests: nutrition and brain function; nutrient deficiencies and cognitive development
Concentrations: Nutrition: human nutirtion; molecular nutrition Research Interests: Focuses on mechanisms underlying skeletal muscle metabolic and inflammatory dysfunction in health and disease, and the efficacy of nutrition and exercise interventions for metabolic health.
Sera Young - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Human Ecology: international nutrition Research Interests: maternal and child health; ethnography; HIV; anemia; non-food cravings; infant and young child feeding; food insecurity; sub-saharan Africa