Ph.D. in Nutrition

Improving health and advancing knowledge in nutrition science

The Ph.D. program in Nutrition focuses on public health nutrition issues, preparing graduates to teach and conduct scholarly inquiry or undertake careers in higher education, public policy, or industry within contemporary areas in nutrition, including nutrition and applied health sciences; nutrition across the lifespan (including maternal and child health nutrition and healthy aging); rigor, reproducibility, and transparency; community-based participatory research; randomized controlled trials; nutrition diagnostics; international nutrition; and implementation science. The program includes opportunities for experiential components including internships in industry or policy.

"The Nutrition major is a great choice for students with an interest and passion for understanding nutrient regulation, human health and well-being, and disease prevention. The program emphasizes factors affecting dietary patterns, as well as improving behavioral strategies to facilitate the adoption of health-promoting foods and nutritionally adequate diets. Elective courses allow students to tailor the training to fit their research interests."

–Carla Miller, Ph.D. Professor, Director of the Ph.D. program in Nutrition

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