Graduate Program Faculty

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Brandon Alderman, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Kinesiology & Health, Rutgers University, Rutgers University

Phone: 848-932-7028
Email: alderman@rutgers.edu

Research:Psychophysiology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Clinical Interventions

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Tracy G. Anthony, Ph.D.
Professor
Dept. of Nutritional Sciences, Rutgers University

Phone: 848-932-6331
Email: tracy.anthony@rutgers.edu

Research: Protein and amino acid metabolism; adaptation to cell stress by eIF2 and mTOR pathways; nutrition and exercise

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Shawn M. Arent, Ph.D., CSCS, FACSM
Associate Professor
Dept. of Kinesiology & Health, Rutgers University

Phone: 848-932-7050
Email: shawn.arent@rutgers.edu

Research:Exercise Endocrinology, Ergogenic Aids, Sport Nutrition, Exercise Physiology

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Elisa V. Bandera, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Phone: 732-235-9874
Email: elisa.bandera@rutgers.edu

Research: Nutritional epidemiology of cancer, female hormonal cancer

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Nicholas T. Bello, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Dept of Animal Sciences, Rutgers University

Phone: 848-932-2966
Email: ntbello@rutgers.edu

Research: Consequences of Dietary conditions and bingeing on noradrenergic pathways

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Paul Breslin, Ph.D.
Professor
Dept. of Nutritional Sciences, Rutgers University

Phone: 848-932-6080
Email: breslin@aesop.rutgers.edu

Research: Genetics of human oral perception and fly taste perception and their impact on food and nutrient intake

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Carol Byrd-Bredbenner, Ph.D., RD, FAND
Distinguished Professor, Graduate Program Director
Dept. of Nutritional Sciences, Rutgers University

Phone: 848-932-0965
Email: bredbenner@sebs.rutgers.edu

Research: Nutrition education, health promotion & interventions, environmental effects on dietary intake

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Sara C. Campbell, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Exercise Science and Sports Studies

Phone: 732-932-9525 x18
Email: saracamp@rci.rutgers.edu

Research: Exercise, cholesterol metabolism, obesity, functional foods and chronic disease

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George Carman, Ph.D.
Professor II
Dept. of Food Science, Rutgers University

Phone: 848-932-5407
Email: gcarman@rutgers.edu

Research: Regulation of lipid metabolism

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Wendie Cohick, Ph.D.
Professor
Dept. of Animal Sciences, Rutgers University

Phone: 848-932-6319
Email: cohick@aesop.rutgers.edu

Research: Endocrine regulation of mammary gland biology and breast cancer

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Cara L. Cuite, Ph.D.
Assistant Extension Specialist
Dept. of Human Ecology, Rutgers University

Phone: 848-932-4544
Email: cuite@rutgers.edu

Research: Community food security, public perceptions of food safety and novel food technologies

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Karen D'Alonzo, Ph.D.. RN, APN-c, FAAN
Associate Dean, Nursing Science & Associate Professor
Division of Nursing Science, Rutgers School of Nursing

Phone: 973-353-1061 / 848-932-0879
Email: kdalonzo@rutgers.edu

Research: biobehavioral approaches to promotion of physical activity and the prevention/management of obesity and obesogenic diseases among diverse groups of women and the role of acculturation stress as a barrier to healthy lifestyles among immigrant women

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Joseph L. Dixon, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Dept. of Nutritional Sciences, Rutgers University

Phone: 848-932-9039
Email: dixon@sebs.rutgers.edu

Research: Lipoprotein metabolism, lipid metabolism in diabetes and obesity; Dixon Laboratory

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Julie M. Fagan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Dept. of Animal Sciences, Rutgers University

Phone: 848-932-8354
Email: fagan@sebs.rutgers.edu

Research: Muscle growth, mechanisms of protein breakdown

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Ronaldo P. Ferraris, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Dept. of Pharmacology and Physiology, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Phone: 973-972-4519
Email: ferraris@rutgers.edu

Research: Gastrointestinal physiology, membrane transport

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Nurgül Fitzgerald, Ph.D., RD
Associate Professor / Extension Specialist

Dept. of Nutritional Sciences, Rutgers University
Email: nurgul.fitzgerald@rutgers.edu
Office: 229a Davison Hall
Phone: 848-932-0981

Research: Community nutrition, chronic disease prevention and health promotion, diabetes

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Grace L. Guo, MBBS, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Dept. of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Rutgers University School of Pharmacy

Phone: 848-445-8186
Email: guo@eohsi.rutgers.edu

Research: Bile acids, nuclear receptors, liver and intestine crosstalk, fatty liver diseases, liver cancer

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William K. Hallman, Ph.D.
Chair
Dept. of Human Ecology, Rutgers University

Phone: 848-932-9227
Email: hallman@sebs.rutgers.edu

Research: Risk perception, risk communication, consumer attitudes and behavior, food policy

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Daniel J. Hoffman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Dept. of Nutritional Sciences, Rutgers University

Phone: 848-932-0980 / 848-932-0272
Email: dhoffman@sebs.rutgers.edu

Research: Energy metabolism and body composition

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Barry W. Jesse, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Dept. of Animal Sciences, Rutgers University

Phone: 848-932-9095
Email: barry.jesse@rutgers.edu

Research: Post-natal GI tract development

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Naa Oyo A. Kwate, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Human Ecology and Africana Studies

Phone: 848-932-9233
Fax: 732-932-8887
Email: nokwate@rci.rutgers.edu

Research: Social determinants of African American health, food environments; Kwate Laboratory

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Debra L. Laskin, Ph.D.
Professor II and Chair
Dept. of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Rutgers University School of Pharmacy

Phone: 848-445-5862
Email: laskin@eohsi.rutgers.edu

Research: Immunology; mechanisms regulating nonspecific host defense

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Kenneth H. McKeever, Ph.D.
Professor
Dept. Animal Sciences, Rutgers University

Phone: (848) 932-9390
Fax: (732) 932-6996
Email: mckeever@sebs.rutgers.edu

Research: Comparative exercise and cardiovascular physiology

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Joshua W. Miller, Ph.D.
Professor
Chair, Dept. of Nutritonal Sciences, Rutgers University

Phone: 848-932-5428
Fax: 732-932-6776
Email: joshua.miller@rutgers.edu

Research: B vitamins, homocysteine, and one-carbon metabolism; cognitive function and dementia in older adults; mammary development and cancer

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Debra M. Palmer-Keenan, M.Ed., Ph.D.
Associate Professor/ Extension Specialist and Director
Dept. of Nutritional Sciences, Rutgers University

Phone: 848-932-9853
Email: dkeenan@njaes.rutgers.edu

Research: Nutrition education, food security

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Loredana Quadro, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Food Science, Rutgers University

Phone: 848-932-5491
Email: quadro@sebs.rutgers.edu

Research: Nutrient metabolism and effects on human health throughout the lifecycle

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Virginia Quick, Ph.D., RD
Director of the Didactic Program in Dietetcs
Dept. of Nutritional Sciences, Rutgers University

Phone: 848-932-0950
Email: vquick@njaes.rutgers.edu

Research: Etiology and prevention of obesity and disordered eating behaviors, community nutrition interventions, and program assessment and evaluation across the lifespan with special interest in those with diet-related chronic health conditions

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Ilya Raskin, Ph.D.
Professor II
Dept. of Plant Biology and Pathology and Biotechnology Center

Phone: 848-932-6267
Email: raskin@rutgers.edu

Research: Botanical therapeutics, biomedical agriculture

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Yana Rodgers, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Dept. of Women's and Gender Studies, Rutgers University

Phone: 848-932-8411
Email: yana.rodgers@rutgers.edu

Research: Children's nutrition , development economics

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Troy Roepke, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Animal Sciences, Rutgers University

Phone: 848-932-9454
Email: ta.roepke@rutgers.edu

Research: Effect of Environmental stresses, both naturally occurring and anthropogenic, on the physiological functions of organisms

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Diana E. Roopchand, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Food Science, Rutgers University

Phone: 848-932-0248
Email: diana.roopchand@rutgers.edu

Research: Interactions between dietary components, gut microbiota, and intestinal epithelium strongly influence host health

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Harini Sampath, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Nutritional Sciences, Rutgers University

Phone: 848-932-0266
Email: sampath@ifnh.rutgers.edu

Research: Oxidative DNA damage impairment to metabolic homeostasis; base excision repair of oxidative DNA damage influences metabolic health; relationships between changes in the diversity of the gut microbiome and metabolic and inflammatory diseases

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Donald W. Schaffner, Ph.D.
Extension Specialist
Dept. of Food Science, Rutgers University

Phone: 848-932-5411
Email: don.schaffner@rutgers.edu

Research: Predictive Food Microbiology; quantitative microbial risk assessment

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Ethan D. Schoolman, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Human Ecology, Rutgers University

Phone: 848-932-9232
Email: ethan.schoolman@rutgers.edu

Research: Environmental and social dimensions of local, regional and alternative food systems

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Sue A. Shapses, Ph.D., RD
Professor
Dept. of Nutritional Sciences, Rutgers University

Phone: 848-932-9403
Email: shapses@rutgers.edu

Research: Osteoporosis, bone metabolism and obesity

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Labros Sidossis, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Kinesiology and Health Professor, Dept. of Medicine
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Phone: 848-932-9512
Email: lss133@rci.rutgers.edu

Research: Lifestyle determinants of obesity and metabolic diseases

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Judith Storch, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor
Dept. of Nutritional Sciences, Rutgers University

Phone: 848-932-1689
Email: storch@sebs.rutgers.edu

Research: Cellular lipid transport, structure and function of lipid transport proteins, intestinal lipid transport and systemic energy metabolism

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Nanjoo Suh, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Dept. of Chemical Biology, Rutgers University

Phone: 848-445-8030
Email: nsuh@pharmacy.rutgers.edu

Research: Mechanistic study of cancer prevention & inflammation-natural/synthetic agents

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Beverly J. Tepper, Ph.D.
Professor
Dept. of Food Science, Rutgers University

Phone: 848-932-5417
Email: btepper@sebs.rutgers.edu

Research: Food intake regulation, taste in disease

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T.J. Thomas, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Deptartment of Medicine
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Phone: 732-235-8460
Email: thomastj@rwjms.rutgers.edu

Research: Polyamine metabolism, autoimmune disease

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Malcolm Watford, D.Phil.
Professor
Dept. of Nutritional Sciences, Rutgers University

Phone: 848-932-6263
Email: watford@sebs.rutgers.edu

Research: Regulation of glutamine metabolism, glutaminase gene expression

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John Worobey, Ph.D., FAPA
Professor, Undergraduate Program Director
Dept. of Nutritional Sciences, Rutgers University

Phone: 848-932-0937 / 848-932-0966
Email: worobey@sebs.rutgers.edu

Research: Infant nutrition and behavior, children's diet and activity, eating disorders

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Chung S. Yang, Ph.D.
Professor
Dept. of Chemical Biology and Pharmacognosy, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Rutgers University

Phone: 848-445-5360
Email: Email: csyang@pharmacy.rutgers.edu

Research: Drug-nutrient interactions, nutrition and cancer

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Liping Zhao, Ph.D.
Professor
Dept. of Biochemistry & Microbiology, Rutgers University

Phone: 848-445-5675
Email: Email: liping.zhao@rutgers.edu

Research: Developing molecular and genomic tools for systems understanding and predictive manipulation of the complex microbial communities in human and animal guts, understanding interactions between diet and gut microbiota in onset and progression of chronic diseases such as obesity and diabetes, and formulating interventions integrating traditional Chinese medicine and medicinal foods into modern day diet to modulate the relationship between gut microbiota and humans for achieving preventive health care