Ingrid Adams

Health Disparity, Underserved Populations, Obesity

  • To refine the critical thinking methodology for behavior change among low-income individuals.
  • To develop evidence-based obesity prevention programs suitable for community outreach, information dissemination, and public health education; and tailor these programs so that they are culturally appropriate to minority and other audiences.
  • To make significant contributions toward understanding and decreasing health disparities among underserved (rural and low-income) and minority (African Americans, Hispanics, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders) populations.

Research Gate

Marcia Nahikian-Nelms

Nutrition; Education Research

  • Providing synthesis and development of evidence based medical nutrition therapy to support clinical practice
  • Assessing the effectiveness of alternative teaching environments for use in dietetic education and higher education
  • Providing clinical nutrition expertise for ongoing research projects within the OSU College of Medicine, the Wexner Medical Center, Nationwide Children's Hospital, community partners and our graduate program

Google Scholar


Kristen Roberts

Nutrition Support; Intestinal Failure; Gastrointestinal Disease

  • Nutrition assessment of polyphenols
  • Nutrition for cancer prevention
  • Black Raspberries and the intestinal microbiome


Colleen Spees

Nutrition; Health Promotion; Cancer Patients

  • Targeting interventions aimed at providing optimal nutrition for cancer prevention and survivorship in disparate populations.
  • Improving access to culturally appropriate, health-promoting and functional foods by impacting food availability, food access, food quality, and food use.
  • Evaluating biomarkers of dietary interventions in human carcinogenesis. 
  • Assessing modifiable lifestyle behaviors associated with cancer survivorship.

Google Scholar Garden of Hope


Chris Taylor

Nutrition; Health Care Delivery; Metabolic Syndrome

  • Dietary Patterns related to chronic disease risk
  • Identify factors that Improve nutrition support in the health system and in neighborhoods

Google Scholar