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All Faculty Expert tagged "nutrition"

Mariana Chilton, PhD

Chilton's area of expertise includes human rights and health, race, ethnicity and poverty, nutrition and chronic disease, hunger, women and children, complementary and alternative medicine and religion and medicine.

Nyree Dardarian

Dardarian is a licensed and registered dietitian who can provide accessible advice on choosing healthy foods and maintaining a balanced diet with exercise. She leads a program at Drexel providing nutrition counseling and nutrition education through the Center for Integrated Nutrition & Performance within the Recreation Center, as well as a supervised practice program for Nutrition Sciences graduates to gain clinical experience to qualify to become registered dietitians.

Evan Forman

Evan Forman, PhD, is a professor of psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences. The clinical psychologist studies health-related behavior change, especially related to problems of obesity and overeating, food cravings and neurocognition of eating. His research interests also include cognitive-behavioral and acceptance-based psychotherapies, and developing technological innovations — like smartphone apps and computer games — to treat health conditions.

Michael Lowe, PhD

Lowe is a clinical psychologist who studies the psychobiology of eating and weight regulation, including dieting and preventing and treating obesity. His specific research areas include: the relationship between dieting, overeating and weight control; obesity and the prevention of weight gain and weight regain; eating disorders research; integrating biological and psychological perspectives on eating and weight regulation; and research on the "power of food." The “Power of Food Scale” assessment technique he developed and validated has been featured on “The Dr. Oz Show.”

Jennifer Quinlan, PhD

Quinlan’s research focuses on identifying potential unique food safety risks for minority racial/ethnic and low-income populations. Quinlan co-developed the Don’t Wash Your Chicken campaign based on surveys conducted by her laboratory finding that washing raw poultry is a common unsafe handling practice across multiple demographics. Her laboratory also conducts basic research on Campylobacter jejuni, a leading bacterial cause of foodborne illness, which is common on chicken.

Stella Volpe, PhD

Volpe is a nutritionist and exercise physiologist whose research focuses on obesity and diabetes prevention, body composition, bone mineral density and mineral metabolism and exercise. She has researched interventions including changing portion sizes in cafeterias and making physical activity more a part of a person’s day to implement changes in behavior.