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Department Faculty

Tracy G. Anthony, Ph.D. headshot.

Tracy G. Anthony, Ph.D.
166 Foran Hall

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

Paul Breslin, Ph.D.

Paul Breslin, Ph.D.
305 Food Science & Nutritional Sciences Building

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

Carol Byrd-Bredbenner, Ph.D., RDN, FAND headshot.

Carol Byrd-Bredbenner, Ph.D., RD, FAND
Distinguished Professor, Graduate Program
211 Davison Hall

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

Sarah Curran, MHS, RD headshot.

Sarah Curran, MHS, RD
Instructor of Supervised Practice

Joseph L. Dixon, Ph.D., Associate Professor. headshot.

Joseph L. Dixon, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
167 Foran Hall
Dixon Laboratory

Research: Lipoprotein metabolism, coronary arteriosclerosis

Mackenzie Ferrante, Ph.D., Assistant Professor. headshot.

Mackenzie Ferrante, Ph.D., RDN
Assistant Professor
IFNH, Suite 220

Research: Eating behaviors and food choices of young children and families, environmental and behavioral nutrition interventions (restaurants, grocery stores, home), behavioral economics, the complementary feeding period and infant and toddler nutrition

Nurgül Fitzgerald, Ph.D. headshot.

Nurgül Fitzgerald, Ph.D., RD
Associate Professor / Extension Specialist
229-A Davison Hall

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

Daniel Hoffman, Ph.D. headshot.

Daniel J. Hoffman, Ph.D.
228-B Davison Hall / IFNH, Suite 220
848-932-0890 / 848-932-0272

Research: Energy metabolism and body composition

Joshua W. Miller, Ph.D. headshot.

Joshua W. Miller, Ph.D.
Professor, Department Chair
107 Food Science & Nutritional Sciences Building

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

Pinkin Panchal, MS, RDN

Pinkin Panchal, MS, RDN (190k PDF)
Assistant Teaching Professor and Director, Dietetics Supervised Practice
210 Davison Hall

Virginia Quick, Ph.D., RD

Virginia Quick, Ph.D., RD, FAND
Director of the Didactic Program in Dietetics
209 Davison Hall / IFNH, Suite 220

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

Salome P. Rao, Ph.D., RD headshot.

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

Harini Sampath, Ph.D.. headshot.

Harini Sampath, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Research: Lipid metabolism; metabolic diseases including fatty liver, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, inflammatory bowel disease, cancer; tumor microenvironment; gut microbiome and metabolic health

Sue A. Shapses, Ph.D., RDN headshot.

Sue A. Shapses, Ph.D., RD
Professor and Director of the Human Nutrition, Exercise and Metabolism Center (NEXT Center) at the NJ-IFNH
168/195-A Foran Hall

Research: Osteoporosis, vitamin D, bone metabolism, obesity and dietary inflammation

Judith Storch, Ph.D.

Judith Storch, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor
311-D Food Science & Nutritional Sciences Building

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

Malcolm Watford, D.Phil.

Malcolm Watford, D.Phil.
170 Foran Hall

Research: Regulation of glutamine metabolism, glutaminase gene expression

Emeritus Faculty

Dawn L. Brasaemle, Ph.D. headshot.

Dawn L. Brasaemle, Ph.D.
Professor Emerita

Research: Biology of neutral lipid storage and release

Hans Fisher, Ph.D. headshot.

Hans Fisher, Ph.D.
Professor II Emeritus

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

Peter Gillies, Ph.D., FAHA headshot.

Peter Gillies, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus

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

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

Debra M. Palmer-Keenan, M.Ed., Ph.D.
Professor Emerita

Research: Nutrition education, food security

John Worobey, Ph.D. headshot.

John Worobey, Ph.D., FAPA
Professor Emeritus

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