Dietary patterns are strongly linked to the development of 7 of the 10 top causes of morbidity and mortality in the U.S., including cardiovascular diseases, cancer and diabetes. Clinical nutrition focuses on the treatment and prevention of acute illnesses and chronic degenerative diseases. The clinical nutritionist utilizes a knowledge base in nutritional biochemistry, anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology to determine the metabolic abnormality or pathophysiology underlying a disease state. Nutritional Sciences faculty utilize both animal models of human disease and human subjects in their research. Ongoing research projects are investigating weight management diets, cancer, diabetes and gastrointestinal, renal and pulmonary diseases.
Faculty Conducting Research in Human and Clinical Nutrition: