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Bray Molly 2014

Message from the Chair 

There has never been a more exciting time to be a part of nutrition-based initiatives and research.   From school lunches and gardens to the molecular basis of nutrition in cancer, obesity, immune response and development, our department covers the gamut of nutrition interests.

A crucial element of our mission is ensuring superlative scientists and students from all backgrounds and traditions feel welcome here.

As an undergraduate, you have the opportunity to participate in cutting-edge research through our Nutrition Honors programs, as well as to work toward your certification as a registered dietitian through our professional training programs. 

As a graduate student, you will work with leading researchers working on the nutritional underpinnings of a host of metabolic diseases. Our work includes translational research at its very best, as we learn new concepts that can be directly tested and/or applied in field and clinical settings. 

We welcome you to our department, and we look forward to helping you develop your skills and knowledge in nutrition practice and research!

Molly S. Bray

Department Chair and Professor
Susan T. Jastrow Endowed Chair for Excellence in Nutritional Sciences


 Departmental Leadership


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Molly Bray, PhD


Department Chair 

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 jaimie davis

Jaimie Davis, PhD, RD

Associate Professor

Associate Chair of Graduate Education

Graduate Studies Committee Chair

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Laura LashingerPhD

Associate Professor of Instruction

Director, Online Master of Science in Nutritional Sciences

Associate Chair of Undergraduate Education

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Heather Leidy, PhD

Associate Professor

Graduate Advisor

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Ryan Gray, PhD

Assistant Professor

Assistant Graduate Advisor

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Monica Milonovich

Monica Milonovich, RD, LD

Associate Professor of Practice

Director, Coordinated Program in Dietetics

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Diane Papillion, MPH, RD, LD

Associate Professor of Instruction

Director, Didactic Program in Dietetics

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