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
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
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
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
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