Research Activities

Lauren Au, PhD, RD Receives Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Healthy Eating Research grant

Dr. Lauren Au is one of 10 recipients of the 2023 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Healthy Eating Research Grants. Her project aims to determine whether length of participation in Medicaid, SNAP, and WIC is associated with diet quality and weight status at 2-5 years, and whether there is a synergistic benefit of safety net program participation on diet quality and health.

Finding a Passion for Community Nutrition

Brit Loofbourrow's personal experience with food insecurity has not only inspired her doctoral research and degree in nutritional biology, but also her volunteerism with the Graduate Student Association Pantry and her future career.

Nutrition for Precision Health

Personalized nutrition or precision nutrition aims to develop eating recommendations tailored to the individual, in order to improve overall health. This is not a “one-size-fits-all” approach, but is data driven and based on the many things that make individuals unique. This is a challenging objective and not enough is understood yet about how all these factors interact to influence our lives. Precision nutrition offers amazing opportunities for more insights into the interactions of diet and our personal health.