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Research


Nutrition faculty undertake research in a multi-disciplinary manner. In addition to nutrition and dietetics, they have a broad range of backgrounds such as, biochemistry, endocrinology, epidemiology, health promotion, health education, immunology, molecular biology, neuroscience, pharmacology, and physiology.

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Clinical Nutrition

NDHM faculty members researching the impact of conditions in the clinical setting include:

Patricia Marincic, PhD

Community Nutrition

NDHM faculty members researching the impact of conditions in the community setting include:

Onikia Brown, PhD, RD.
Donna O. Burnett, PhD, RD
Alisha R. Farris, PhD, RDN, CSP
Barbara J. Struempler, PhD


Disease Prevention

Faculty members researching chronic disease prevention in the community setting include:

Onikia Brown, PhD, RD.
Barbara J. Struempler, PhD

Michael W. Greene, PhD

Undergraduate Research News 2015-16

  • Departmental Nutrition and Dietetics Research Awards
    The Haggard Family Annual Undergraduate Research Award and The Fred and Charlene Kam Endowed Fund for Research Excellence in Nutrition-Dietetics awards deserving undergraduate nutrition students to gain research experience under the supervision of a nutrition faculty mentor. Deadline: Friday February 5, 2016. Click to access announcement and application.

  • Auburn University Undergraduate Research Fellowship
    The Undergraduate Research Fellowship is a competitive program for undergraduate students to receive stipends for engaging in an individual research project under the supervision of a faculty mentor. Deadline: Friday February 5, 2016. Click here for more information.

  • Auburn University-CMB Undergraduate Research Scholars
    The AU-CMB program sponsors a Summer Research Scholars program to provide talented undergraduate students an opportunity to conduct research during the summer with a CMB faculty member (Drs. Greene, Huggins, Jeganathan, and White). Deadline: Monday March 7, 2016. Click here for more information.


Graduate Research News

  • Chen Zheng and Yuwen Luo
    passed their PhD qualifying exams in Nov 2014.

  • Dorcas Mukigi
    was awarded a Graduate Extension Assistantship for 2014-2015.

  • Ty-Anne Tench
    was awarded a NOBIDAN Professional Development Scholarship for 2014 from the National Organization of Blacks in Dietetics and Nutrition (NOBIDAN), a member interest group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

  • Yuwen Luo
    presented a poster titled “Sugary Water Consumption Leads to Adipose, Liver, and Metabolic Dysfunction in a Western Diet-Induced Model of NAFLD” at the American Diabetes Association 74th Scientific Sessions, San Francisco, California – Jun 2014.

  • Shraddha Rege
    presented a poster titled “Resveratrol Protects Proteins Associated with Memory Loss in Obese Diabetic Mice” at the American Diabetes Association 74th Scientific Sessions, San Francisco, California – Jun 2014.