Department Faculty

Photo: Tracy G. Anthony, Ph.D.

Tracy G. Anthony, Ph.D.

Office: 166 Foran Hall
Phone: 848-932-6331

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

Photo: Paul Breslin, Ph.D.

Paul Breslin, Ph.D.

Office: 305 Food Science & Nutritional Sciences Building
Phone: 848-932-6080

Research: Genetic basis of human oral perception and its impact on nutrient intake

Photo: Carol Byrd-Bredbenner, Ph.D., RDN, FAND

Carol Byrd-Bredbenner, Ph.D., RD, FAND
Distinguished Professor, Graduate Program
Office: 211 Davison Hall
Phone: 848-932-0965

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

Photo: Joseph L. Dixon, Ph.D., Associate Professor.

Joseph L. Dixon, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Office: 167 Foran Hall
Phone: 848-932-9039

Research: Lipoprotein metabolism, coronary arteriosclerosis ;Dixon Laboratory

Photo: Nurgul Fitzgerald, Ph.D.

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

Office: 229-A Davison Hall
Phone: 848-932-0981

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

Photo: Daniel Hoffman, Ph.D.

Daniel J. Hoffman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Office: 228-B Davison Hall / IFNH, Suite 220
Phone: 848-932-0890 / 848-932-0272

Research: Energy metabolism and body composition

Photo: Joshua W. Miller, Ph.D.

Joshua W. Miller, Ph.D.
Professor, Department Chair

Office: 107 Food Science & Nutritional Sciences Building
Phone: 848-932-5428
Fax: 732-932-6776

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

Photo: Debra M. Palmer-Keenan, M.Ed., Ph.D.

Debra M. Palmer-Keenan, M.Ed., Ph.D.
Associate Extension Specialist and Director
New Jersey Food Stamp Nutrition Education Program (FSNEP)

Office: 202 Davison Hall
Phone: 848-932-9853

Research: Nutrition education, food security

Photo: Pinkin Panchal, MS, RDN

Pinkin Panchal, MS, RDN
Assistant Teaching Professor and ISPP Coordinator
Office: 210 Davison Hall

Photo: Virginia Quick, Ph.D., RD

Virginia Quick, Ph.D., RD
Director of the Didactic Program in Dietetics
Office: 209 Davison Hall / IFNH, Suite 220
Phone: 848-932-0950

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

Photo: Salome P. Rao, Ph.D., RD

Salome P. Rao, Ph.D., RD
Assistant Teaching Professor
Office: IFNH, Suite 220

Photo: Harini Sampath, Ph.D..

Harini Sampath, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Phone: 848-932-0266

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

Photo: Sue A. Shapses, Ph.D., RDN

Sue A. Shapses, Ph.D., RD
Professor and Director, New Jersey Obesity Group

Office: 168/195-A Foran Hall
Phone: 848-932-9403

Research: Osteoporosis, bone metabolism and obesity

Photo: Judith Storch, Ph.D.

Judith Storch, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor

Office: 311-D Food Science & Nutritional Sciences Building
Phone: 848-932-1689

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

Photo: Malcolm Watford, D.Phil.

Malcolm Watford, D.Phil.

Office: 170 Foran Hall
Phone: 848-932-6263

Regulation of glutamine metabolism, glutaminase gene expression

Photo: John Worobey, Ph.D.

John Worobey, Ph.D., FAPA
Professor, Director of the Undergraduate Program

Office: 208 Davison Hall / IFNH, Suite 220
Phone: 848-932-0937 / 848-932-0966

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

Emeritus Faculty

Photo: Dawn L. Brasaemle, Ph.D.

Dawn L. Brasaemle, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus


Research: Biology of neutral lipid storage and release

Photo: Hans Fisher, Ph.D.

Hans Fisher, Ph.D.
Professor II Emeritus


Research: Alcohol metabolism, nutrient interactions and the alcoholic fatty liver syndrome

Photo: Peter Gillies, Ph.D., FAHA

Peter Gillies, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus


Research: Nutrigenomics and the relationships between nutrition and metabolic syndrome disorders