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
Examples of Current Faculty Research Projects
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
Anti-inflammatory Function of Spices and Circadian Rhythm
Study Goal: Investigate the interplay between consumption timing of dietary spices and their functional properties with the peak time of gene transcription
PI: Cynthia Blanton, PhD, RDN, LD with Barbara Gordon, MBA, RDN, LD, FAND
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 Barbara Gordon, MBA, RDN, LD, FAND; Char Byington, MEd, RDN, LD; Andrea Jeffery, RDN, LD
Interprofessional Education in Cancer Care
Study Goal: Develop a palliative care oncology curriculum within a wellness framework
PI: Susan S. Tavernier, PhD, RN, with Barb Mason, PharmD; Barbara Gordon, MBA, RDN, LD, FAND; Logan Lamprecht, PhD, LCPC; Shauna Smith, MS, CCC-SLP