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Research Activities

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Dietetics is an evidence-based profession and the science of nutrition is rapidly expanding. The faculty of the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics possess a diverse range of research issues. They are active scholars, both publishing and presenting at international, national, and regional professional meetings. 

Review a combined list of recent scholarly activities.

Compiled List of Faculty and Graduate Student Projects

Check out a list of faculty publications and presentations, as well as our graduate students' research projects.

Examples of Current Faculty Research Projects

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ADA Compliance among Accredited Dietetic Programs

Study Goal: Determine the availability and inclusivity of technical standards in accredited dietetic programs.

PI: Allisha Weeden, PhD, RDN, LD with Barb Gordon, Char Byington and Andrea Jeffery

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AID-IC Pilot Study

Study Goal: Investigate the efficacy of an anti-inflammatory diet as a complementary treatment to manage symptom severity of interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome.

PI: Barb Gordon, with Cynthia Blanton, Andrea Jeffery, Rebekah Ramsey, Laura Richey

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Behavior Change Theory Teaching Practices

Study Goal: Evaluate the effectiveness of current behavior change theory teaching practices used in accredited higher education dietetics programs.

PI: Jenifer Reader, MHE, RDN, LD

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Quantifying Herb and Spice Intake

Study Goal: Develop a tool that measures herb and spice consumption for the purpose of advancing research linking culinary herbs and spices to health outcomes.

PI: Cynthia Blanton, PhD, RDN, LD