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Alison K. Ventura

Alison Ventura

Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Nutrition Sciences Department

215.762.3971 P
215.762.4080 F
akventura@drexel.edu

Bellet Buildilng Room 517

Educational Information

  • B.S. – Psychology with a Biology emphasis and minor in Community Nutrition, University of California, Davis
  • M.S. – Nutritional Sciences, The Pennsylvania State University
  • M.S. – Human Development and Family Studies, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Ph.D. – Human Development and Family Studies, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship – The Monell Chemical Senses Center, Philadelphia

Courses Taught

  • NFS 215/217 – Nutritional Chemistry

Research Focus

My research focuses on the factors that contribute to the development of eating behaviors and dietary preferences during infancy and early childhood. I am also interested in how parent-child interactions influence the development of these behaviors and preferences, as well as how parents’ child-feeding practices may promote or override children’s abilities to self-regulate intake. The overarching goal of my research is to inform obesity prevention efforts.