Topic: Food and Nutrition

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Katie Abrams

Abrams’ expertise is at the intersection of strategic communication and food system and natural resources issues.

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Susan Baker

Professor and Extension specialist Baker focuses on community-based nutrition education programs for low-resource audiences.

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Laura Bellows

Bellows focuses on nutrition education, childhood obesity, health promotion and disease prevention, and physical activity.

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Marisa Bunning

Bunning, an Extension specialist in food safety, specializes in food safety communication; post-harvest produce safety and quality; food processing; and consumer food handling behavior.

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Michael Carolan

A prolific author, Carolan’s areas of expertise include environmental and agricultural law and policy, environmental sociology, the sociology of food systems and agriculture, and the sociology of technology and scientific knowledge.

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Leslie Cunningham-Sabo

Cunningham-Sabo focuses on designing, implementing and evaluating nutrition and physical activity programs for children and adults in Hispanic and American Indian communities.

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Melinda Frye

Dr. Frye’s research is focused on understanding mechanisms of heart malfunctions associated with obesity and high-fat diets.

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Chris Gentile

Gentile focuses on metabolism, obesity and the role of ER stress in obesity-related endothelial dysfunction.

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Mike Pagliassotti

Pagliassotti researches mechanisms that contribute to obesity-associated liver impairments and understanding the role of nutrients in liver disease progression in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

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Tiffany Weir

Weir focuses on understanding the role of microbes in ecosystem functioning, and how dietary phytochemicals affect the composition of gut microbes.

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