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: https://www.human.cornell.edu/dns/academics/graduate
Email: nutrition_gfr@cornell.edu
Phone: 607 255-2628

B19 Savage Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY  14853

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Subject and Degrees

Human Ecology

Nutrition

Concentrations by Subject

Human Ecology

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

Nutrition

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

Faculty

Laura Barre

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
  • Concentrations: Human Ecology: human nutrition; Nutrition: human nutrition
  • Research Interests: teaches integrative health sciences and assists with preparation for professional studies and health and humanities

Joeva Barrow

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Human Ecology: molecular nutrition; Nutrition: molecular nutrition
  • Research Interests: mitochondrial disease, obesity

Tolunay Beker Aydemir

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Human Ecology: molecular nutrition; Nutrition: molecular nutrition
  • Research Interests: micronutrients in health and disease

Daniel Carl Berry

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Nutrition: molecular nutrition
  • Research Interests: obesity and diabetes with emphasis on adipose stem cell biology

Rachel Bezner Kerr

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Human Ecology: international nutrition; Nutrition: international nutrition
  • Research Interests: broad themes of sustainable agriculture, food security, health, nutrition and social inequalities, with a primary focus in southern Africa.

Patsy M Brannon

  • Campus: 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

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Graduate School Professor)
  • Concentrations: Human Ecology: human nutrition; molecular nutrition; Nutrition: human nutrition; molecular nutrition
  • Research Interests: mass spectrometry; human nutrition

Richard Lane Canfield

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Human Ecology: human nutrition; Nutrition: human nutrition
  • Research Interests: normative development, neurotoxicant exposure and child cognitive development, early nutritional influences on child cognition and affect

Patricia Ann Cassano

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Human Ecology: community nutrition; human nutrition; international nutrition; Nutrition: community nutrition; human nutrition; international nutrition
  • Research Interests: nutritional epidemiology of chronic disease

Marie A. Caudill

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Human Ecology: human nutrition; molecular nutrition; Nutrition: 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

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Nutrition: human nutrition; 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

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Human Ecology: community nutrition; Nutrition: community nutrition
  • Research Interests: integration of work, family, and food choices, environmental interventions for obesity prevention

Katherine Dickin

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Human Ecology: community nutrition; international nutrition; Nutrition: community nutrition; international nutrition
  • Research Interests: maternal and child nutrition; behavior change; parenting; gender and social support; program implementation and effectiveness in low-income communities

Jamie S Dollahite

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Human Ecology: community nutrition; human nutrition; international nutrition; Nutrition: community nutrition; human nutrition; international nutrition
  • Research Interests: nutritional education for limited resource audiences

Martha S. Field

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Nutrition: molecular nutrition
  • Research Interests: biochemistry, molecular, biology, protein-protein interactions, micronutrients, DNS repair, DNA replication, metabolism

Julia L. Finkelstein

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Human Ecology: human nutrition; molecular nutrition; Nutrition: human nutrition; international nutrition; molecular nutrition

Ardyth Harris Gillespie

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Human Ecology: community nutrition; Nutrition: community nutrition
  • Research Interests: communication nutrition; nutrition education; community nutrition

Zhenglong Gu

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Human Ecology: molecular nutrition; Nutrition: molecular nutrition
  • Research Interests: evolutionary genomics

Jere Douglas Haas

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Graduate School Professor)
  • Concentrations: Human Ecology: human nutrition; international nutrition; Nutrition: human nutrition; international nutrition
  • Research Interests: human nutrition and growth; international nutrition

Karla Hanson

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Nutrition: community nutrition
  • Research Interests: health and social policy, poverty and food insecurity, children and their family context, research methods and statistics

John Frederick Hoddinott

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Nutrition: community nutrition; international nutrition
  • Research Interests: poverty,food insecurity and undernutrition, design/evolution of interventions

Elizabeth Lauren Johnson

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Human Ecology: molecular nutrition; Nutrition: molecular nutrition
  • Research Interests: host-microbe interactions, sphingolipid metabolism, maternal/infant nutrition

Tashara Marie Leak

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • 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

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Human Ecology: human nutrition; Nutrition: human nutrition
  • Research Interests: nutrition and behavior; regulation of energy balance

Marla E. Lujan

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Human Ecology: human nutrition; Nutrition: human nutrition
  • Research Interests: nutritional regulation of fertility; endocrinology and metabolism; polycystic ovary syndrome; ultrasonography

Anthony Leo McCall

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Nutrition: human nutrition
  • Research Interests: diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular risk, nutrient transport, hypoglycemia

Joseph W. McFadden

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Human Ecology: molecular nutrition; Nutrition: molecular nutrition
  • Research Interests: characterize the mechanisms of insulin resistance and fatty liver disease in dairy cattle and humans

Saurabh Mehta

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Human Ecology: human nutrition; international nutrition; Nutrition: human nutrition; international nutrition
  • Research Interests: global health; human nutrition; epidemiology

Kimberly O. O'Brien

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Human Ecology: human nutrition; Nutrition: human nutrition
  • Research Interests: human nutrition, pregnancy, mineral regulation, mass spectrometry

Robert Stanley Parker

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Nutrition: human nutrition; molecular nutrition; Human Ecology: molecular nutrition
  • Research Interests: nutritional biochemistry; nutrition and cancer

David Louis Pelletier

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Human Ecology: community nutrition; international nutrition; Nutrition: community nutrition; international nutrition
  • Research Interests: nutrition policies and programs in the United States and developing countries

Prabhu L. Pingali

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • 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.

Angela C. Poole

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Nutrition: molecular nutrition
  • Research Interests: microbiome, carbohydrate, metabolism

Shu-Bing Qian

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Human Ecology: human nutrition; molecular nutrition; Nutrition: human nutrition; molecular nutrition
  • Research Interests: nutrient sensing mechanism; protein homeostasis and adaptive stress response

Kathleen Maher Rasmussen

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Human Ecology: human nutrition; international nutrition; Nutrition: human nutrition; international nutrition
  • Research Interests: maternal and child nutrition; pregnancy and lactation; human nutrition; international

David Ezra Sahn

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Human Ecology: international nutrition; Nutrition: international nutrition
  • Research Interests: health economics; food and nutrition policy; economic development; poverty and inequality

Rebecca Seguin

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Human Ecology: community nutrition; Nutrition: community 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

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Human Ecology: community nutrition; Nutrition: community nutrition
  • Research Interests: social aspects of nutrition; obesity

Paul Soloway

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Human Ecology: human nutrition; molecular nutrition; Nutrition: human nutrition; molecular nutrition
  • Research Interests: mammalian genetics; epigenetics

Rebecca Stoltzfus

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • 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

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Human Ecology: molecular nutrition; Nutrition: molecular nutrition
  • Research Interests: regulation of one-carbon metabolism, genome stability and methylation

Barbara Jean Strupp

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Human Ecology: human nutrition; Nutrition: human nutrition
  • Research Interests: nutrition and brain function; nutrient deficiencies and cognitive development

Anna E. Thalacker-Mercer

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Nutrition: human nutrition; 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.

Nathaniel Vacanti

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Human Ecology: molecular nutrition; Nutrition: molecular nutrition
  • Research Interests: application of proteomics, metabolomics, and bioinformatics methods to question in molecular nutrition

Sera Young

  • Campus: 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

Victor Wenze Zhong

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Human Ecology: human nutrition; international nutrition; Nutrition: human nutrition; international nutrition
  • Research Interests: nutritional epidemiology, big data, omics, cardiometabolic health