Food and Nutrition - Graduate Specialization
Grant and Research Activity
Dr. Anderson, Associate Professor, has worked with NASA to develop food safety plans for long duration space missions and conducts research on food safety education.
In addition, she studies post-harvest physiological changes leading to the development and reversal of the hard-to-cook defect in legume seeds.
Dr. Kim, Associate Professor, conducts research on the nutritional status and nutrient intakes of the elderly and the relationship between body weight and blood biochemical parameters. She also studies public health nutrition, vegetarianism, and service learning in dietetics and higher education.
Dr. Ludy, Assistant Professor, conducts research on food products, including chili peppers and peanuts, which may aid weight management by promoting a negative energy balance. She also studies patterns of weight gain (particularly in college freshman) and evaluates the effectiveness of dietitians in medical practice.
Dr. Pobocik, Associate Professor, conducts research on community nutrition, diet assessment, and breastfeeding. She also studies school-based nutrition education, children’s nutrition, food pattern formation, and weight management.