The program aims to enhance student knowledge of nutrition in preparation for further study in the field, as a background for careers in medicine, public health and associated fields, and as a basis to optimize personal health and well being.  The curriculum includes the science of human nutritional biology from the cellular basis to the whole body, recognizing the psycho-socio-cultural-ecological influences on dietary choices and the biological processes underlying health, optimal wellness and disease from prenatal life to senescence. Nutrition Science Minor Requirements and Electives Checklist

Omer Kucuk, M.D., professor of Hematology & medical oncology, was the first scientist to show the benefits of nutrition in cancer prevention.

 Hear about Dr. Kucuk's groundbreaking work

Jeffrey Koplan, MD, MPH, vice president and director, Emory's Global Health Institute and director of the US CDC from 1998 to 2002 shares his expertise with our students.

R. Wayne Alexander, MD, PhD,, cardiologist and the R Bruce Logue Professor and chair of Emory''s department of medicine, shares with students his expertise in the health implications of  reactive oxygen species and the importance of nutrition in cardiac health.

Mark Wilson, PhD,, Division Chief, Developmental and Cognitive Neuroscience, Yerkes National Primate Research Center, shares his expertise on the psychosocial influences of appetite and food preference.

 Read more about Dr. Wilson's work

Vin Tangpricha, MD, PhD, associate professor of endocrinology, studies molecular medicine and vitamin D, sharing the findings that vitamin D deficiency is not uncommon with wide-ranging health effects.

Thomas Ziegler, M.D.

Usha Ramakrishnan, PhD

Rollins School of Public Health, Hubert Department of Global Health

Myra Woodworth-Hobbs, PhD

Center for the Study of Human Health

Patricia Simonds, RD

Center for the Study of Human Health

Neale Weitzmann, MD

Emory School of Medicine

Aryeh Stein, PhD

Rollins School of Public Health, Hubert Department of Global Health

Doug Eaton, MD

Emory School of Medicine

Juan Leon, PhD

Rollins School of Public Health, Hubert Department of Global Health

Jessica Alvarez, RD, PhD

Myfwawny Hopkins, PhD