Nutrition Sciences Department
Three Parkway, Room 358
Brandy-Joe Milliron, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Nutrition Sciences at Drexel University. She is a community nutrition scientist with training in cancer prevention and control, bio-behavioral sciences, nature-based health promotion, and program evaluation. Currently, her research explores the ways in which nutrition, wellness, and healing behaviors promote healthy cancer survivorship. This not only includes cancer free survival, but also the prevention of prevalent comorbidities such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and second malignancies. As the impact of a cancer diagnosis is far-reaching, her work includes innovative health promotion strategies among informal caregivers, family and friends.
In addition to cancer prevention and control, her research spans from global nutrition and maternal, infant and young child feeding, to garden-based nutrition education and the evaluation of community food projects. Additionally, she is passionate about improving our understanding of how exposure to nature influences health behaviors and quality of life among urban and non-urban dwellers.
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Dr. Milliron’s current research endeavors continue to focus on the development and evaluation of modifications in the natural environment to promote healthier living. Specifically, her food and nutrition research addresses (1) program evaluation of farm to table school initiatives and their impact on dietary behaviors of students, teachers, and families, and (2) the development of community-driven health promotion programs to improve dietary intake, wellness, and quality of life among difficult-to-reach populations, such as low income families and older adults.
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