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Nutrition Faculty & Staff

Diego Rose, PhD
Diego Rose, PhD
Professor and Director of Nutrition
Research Areas:
Socioeconomic determinants of nutrition, food and nutrition policy, and food access, security, and sustainability.

Nancy Mock, PhD
Nancy Mock, DrPH
Associate Professor
Research Areas
: Disaster and Humanitarian Studies, Food Security, and Nutrition.

Alessandra Bazzano, PhD

Alessandra Bazzano, PhD
Assistant Professor
Research Areas:
Maternal, newborn and child health & nutrition, social innovation and design thinking for public health, mindfulness, yoga, and behavioral health, and reproductive and sexual health and rights.

Pia Chapparo, PhD

M. Pia Chaparro, PhD, MS
Assistant Professor
Research Areas:
Double burden of malnutrition in Latin America, social and environmental determinants of obesity, food insecurity.

Jylana Sheats, PhD

Jylana Sheats, PhD
Assistant Professor of Nutrition
Research Areas:
Obesity and chronic disease prevention, social and environmental determinants of health, utilization of technology to promote behavior change.

Marsha Piacun, MBA

Marsha Piacun, MBA, RD, LDN
Clinical Assistant Professor
Focus Areas:
Dietitian consultant in healthcare facilities and program management.

Roger Shrimpton, PhD, MSc
Adjunct Professor
Research Areas
: International public health nutrition and community based nutrition programs, international public health nutrition policies, and capacity-building of public health nutrition workforce.

Nathan Morrow, MA, ADB (Geography)
Adjunct Professor
Research Areas
: International food security, child wellbeing outcome measurement, monitoring and evaluation, and humanitarian response.

Keelia O’Malley, MPH
Associate Director for Nutrition

Research Areas: Food access, food policy, obesity prevention, social and environmental determinants of dietary behavior