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MS in Human Nutrition – Graduate Faculty

Dr. Leslie Biediger - Friedman

Assistant Professor

PhD - Texas Tech University

Current Research:

  • Public health nutrition programs.
  • Health disparities.
  • Promoting access to healthy foods.
  • Weight management and chronic disease prevention.
     

 http://www.fcs.txstate.edu/people/faculty/biediger.html


Dr. Sylvia Crixell, RD

Professor
Program Coordinator, Nutrition and Foods

PhD - The University of Texas at Austin

Current Research:

  • Investigation of feeding patterns of infants, toddlers and children in central Texas
  • Evaluation of the impact of Meals on Wheels and More on nutrition and health of older adults
  • Implementation and evaluation of community-based interventions to reduce the incidence of pediatric obesity
  • Implementation of adult weight management through wellness programs and interventions
  • Investigation of the implementation of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans into national school meal programs

 http://www.fcs.txstate.edu/people/faculty/crixell.html


Dr. BJ Friedman, RD, LD

Professor

PhD - The University of Texas at Austin

Current Research:

  • Implementation of an adult weight management programs
  • Investigation of the implementation of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans into national school meal programs
  • Investigation of infant/child feeding patterns
  • Implementation and evaluation of community-based interventions to reduce the incidence of pediatric obesity
  • Investigation of effectiveness of home delivered meals on improving nutritional status, food security and safety

http://www.fcs.txstate.edu/people/faculty/friedman.html


Dr. Michelle Lane

Associate Professor
PhD – Rutgers – The State University of New Jersey

Current Research:

  • Elucidation of the molecular mechanism used by vitamin A (retinol) to prevent colorectal cancer metastasis. Specifically, the interaction of retinol with the enzyme phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K) and the signaling molecules downstream of PI3K that inhibit colorectal cancer cell invasion.
  • Investigation of the ability of vitamin A to cause clinical depression by elucidating the neuronal networks and neurotransmitters affected.

Dr. Mona Salcedo Price

Assistant Professor

PhD - The University of Texas at Austin

 

Current Research:

Interaction between obesity and cancer risk in prostate and breast cancer


Dr. Krystle Zuniga, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

PhD - University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

  • Investigation of the effects of diet, physical activity and aerobic fitness on cognitive function particularly in cancer survivors.
  • Investigation of the effects of diet and physical activity on biomarkers of cancer prognosis and survival.

Contact for MS program:
MSNUTR@txstate.edu