Primary Faculty Within the Human Nutrition Program Area
All ranks of professors, scientists, and research associates can serve as an MSPH adviser. All ranks of professors can serve as doctoral student advisers, and all ranks of professors and scientists can serve as doctoral student co-advisers.
Professors, Assistant Professors and Associate Professors
Laura Caulfield, PhD, researches nutrition problems affecting maternal, infant, and child health in the United States and globally.
Parul Christian, DrPH '96, MSc, studies how to improve maternal and child nutrition and prevent micronutrient deficiencies with effective solutions in low-income settings.
Joel Gittelsohn, PhD, MS, is a medical anthropologist and public health nutritionist who develops programs to improve food access and reduce risk for chronic diseases.
Jean Humphrey, ScD '92, conducts research on finding feasible solutions to the underlying causes of undernutrition, morbidity, and mortality of infants and young children in low-income countries.
Mika Matsuzaki, PhD, MPH, MS, is a life-course epidemiologist studying how policies, built environments, and equity affect nutrition-related chronic diseases and obesity.
Yeeli Mui, PhD '17, MPH, examines how urban planning affects healthy food access, including land ownership, transportation, and community development.
Julia Wolfson, PhD '16, MPP, studies individual, structural, and policy factors that influence food choices, diet quality, and diet-related health outcomes.
Assistant, Associate and Senior Scientists
Kerry Schulze, PhD ’03, MS, studies micronutrient status biomarkers, particularly for mothers, infants, children, and adolescents in nutritionally compromised populations.
Senior Research Associates and Research Associates
Shelley Walton, MPH, RD, is a nutritionist and maternal and child health specialist focusing on improved nutrition and food security implementation in vulnerable populations.