Nutrition Sciences Department
Department of Food and Hospitality Management
Three Parkway, 3rd Floor
Using quantitative and qualitative methods, Brandy-Joe Milliron employs a formative approach to intervention development supported by identifying beliefs, behaviors, challenges and needs of the individuals and families. Her research has focused primarily on identifying nutrition-related beliefs and behaviors, and on factors that enable and challenge people with cancer and their caregivers in their attempts to consume a healthful diet; although, elements of my inquiry have extended to other populations as well. Her goal is to use these findings to design evidence-based interventions, develop programs and practices that enhance supportive care, and foster supportive communities. As a teacher, Milliron is passionate about training the next generation of nutrition scientists both through mentorship and the undergraduate and graduate-level courses in Community Nutrition and Global Nutrition I currently teach. Within the academy, her service focuses on community engagement and nutrition education. Outside the academy, she’s devoted to civic engagement, especially efforts that focus on improving the physical and emotional health of individuals by helping them increase their connection with nature.
The core of Milliron’s research portfolio lies in: (1) exploring nutrition-related beliefs, behaviors and challenges, with an eye toward improving healthy cancer survivorship; (2) identifying the health- and nutrition-related needs of family caregivers of people with cancer, and (3) improving our understanding how people’s interactions with their environment(s) affect their nutritional choices.
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Cancer survivorship, nutrition, caregiver health, cancer prevention, global nutrition, maternal and child health, nutrition environment
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Professional Society:Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior
Multinational Association Supportive Care in Cancer
American College of Lifestyle Medicine